Have you heard of oil pulling before? Most of those I come across who have, actually hold a negative belief surrounding the practice. Maybe it’s because, well, it kind of sounds gross, right? But aside from misjudgments, the facts are, it is an effective health ritual dating back to ancient times and still widely used today. Now I could get even more historian on you here, but to keep things light, I’ll just get to the details…
- Naturally Whitens Teeth
- Promotes Healthy Gums and Teeth
- Remedies Bad Breath
- Reduces Inflammation
- Prevents Cavities
- Pulls Toxins From Body
- + MUCH MORE!
Start the routine first thing after waking up in the morning – yes, even before brushing your teeth or drinking water! This is because you want to have an empty stomach for the highest level of efficiency in drawing toxins from the body. Don’t worry, I will also share info about the other times of the day that I oil pull as well.
So, take a teaspoon of organic coconut oil or use an oil-pulling kit (if its in solid form, allow to melt in mouth first) and start to swish it around in your mouth in the same manner as you would a mouth wash. The first time you try this it may seem a bit odd, but I promise that the more times you do it, the more normal it will feel/become!
Keep swishing for about 20 minutes (the first couple of times you may not be able to last that long, but the longer the better). Once the time is up, SPIT it out in to your trash, DO NOT spit it down the sink or swallow it! If the oil is then milkier in color than when you first put it in your mouth – that’s good news (toxins going buh-bye!).
I use this health remedy daily, though, every person will differ in sensibility, etc. Also, because I thoroughly enjoy the afterwards feeling that oil pulling leaves my mouth with (polished and super clean) — I also carry in my purse, travel-size pouches of 100% pure coconut oil (from Kopari) and will oil pull after eating meals out at restaurants (yes, I’m serious). Nothing beats a clean feeling mouth!
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCED BENEFITS FROM OIL PULLING
Since I started this health habit, my latest dental cleaning appointments have all basically solidified the success of incorporating oil pulling in to my everyday routine. That is because (and also the biggest benefit), my teeth have literally had next to ZERO amount of plaque/tartar. Both my dentist and hygienist are astonished each time I come in and my mouth is seemingly pure!
Now I can’t tell you that this other additional benefit is 100% just from oil pulling, but…. I have also had ZERO cavities since I religiously stuck to oil pulling daily (+).
I am obsessed.
OTHER (NATURAL) SUPERSTAR DENTAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS
Just like the feeling that oil pulling leaves me with, Cocofloss basically does the equivalent, but during and after flossing. Here is the company’s description of what this product is all about:
Cocofloss is a super-cleansing, high performance dental floss. Its microfiber filaments are designed to scrub your pearly whites refreshingly clean. Coconut oil invigorates your smile. Subtle fruit hints relax and delight. It’s floss paradise.
YUP. I can attest to all of that amazingness. Since being introduced, I now cannot see myself without this floss in my daily dental health routine either! (p.s. the “Fresh Coconuts” variant is my FAV/go-to choice). The thought of coconut oil getting in to the tiniest crevices of my gums/between my teeth – omgosh, heaven! Buy – here.
DAVID’S NATURAL TOOTHPASTE
I have ranted and raved (but in all positive tones) about this toothpaste for the past 6 months now, and I still feel just as passionate about this product. It’s one of my 2017 MUST-HAVE Beauty Products and another cannot-live-without dental hygiene staple.
Since getting pretty much all of my friends and family on board with this natural toothpaste also (and many of my online readers), I have still never received one negative feedback comment.
David’s Natural is mindfully created using high quality ingredients to safely/effectively whiten teeth, fight plaque, and freshen breath. However, it also contains USA origin ingredients (essential oil!!!) which supports American jobs — win-win! You won’t find any artificial flavoring, sweeteners, colors, or preservatives; and it is Fluoride, Sulfate, and Cruelty FREE. YES! YES! YES!
(Oh, also… the metal tube packaging is TOTES recyclable!) Find it – here. You’re welcome ;)
I hope that my oral health excitement (borderline OCD), can insight inspiration in you too!
& here’s to shiny, clean teeth,