Is it safe to use coconut oil on teeth?
Coconut oil has been used for centuries as an effective oral hygiene practice. Current research suggests oil pulling with coconut oil (swishing oil in your mouth for 10 to 20 minutes) may reduce bad bacteria in the mouth, prevent gingivitis and tooth decay, and get rid of bad breath.
Can oil pulling cure gingivitis?
Researchers who conducted the study found that people who massaged their gums with sesame oil, coconut oil or olive oil every day for three weeks had significant reductions in gingivitis-causing bacteria and plaque. Oil pulling is another natural way to combat the gum disease.
Can you use coconut oil for teeth whitening?
You can whiten your teeth with coconut oil every day if you want, but most people choose to do it only a few times a week. If you don’t want to swish the oil around in your mouth, you can always apply the oil to your toothbrush and simply brush your teeth.
Should I brush my teeth before or after using coconut oil?
You do not need to brush your teeth before oil pulling as the practice will remove food and bacteria from the mouth. However, it is important to brush afterwards to ensure that all of the toxins that are drawn out of the mouth are removed. If it feels weird, keep going. There’s no right or wrong way to oil pull.
How many times can you do oil pulling a day?
It can be practiced thrice daily in empty stomach before meals to fasten the healing effects. It is contraindicated for children below 5 years due to risk of aspiration. The practitioner should take care not to aspirate the oil while performing rigorous oil pulling.
Why do you Put coconut oil around your mouth?
Oil pulling involves swishing edible oil, usually coconut oil, around your mouth. This process is an ancient Ayurvedic practice to aid in maintaining good oral hygiene. It is a therapy mentioned in the Charaka Samhita, one of the two foundational texts on Ayurvedic medicine.
Are there any benefits to using coconut oil for teeth whitening?
Keep in mind that all of the benefits mentioned in this article are to be taken with a grain of salt, as many professionals in the dental community say there isn’t enough science-based evidence to back up these touted benefits, and that some of the studies that have been produced aren’t very reliable.
Which is the best oil to use for teeth pulling?
However, coconut oil is the most popular oil to use for pulling present-day. That’s because many people are drawn to its numerous antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. It also contains lauric acid, which is effective at killing harmful bacteria that could lead to tooth decay. And of course, coconut oil tastes better!