Coconut Oil Pulling or oil swishing with coconut oil has its roots in Ayurvedic medicine. This ancient practice can help whiten teeth and improve gum health and oral health by reducing bacteria which cause plaque and infection. Coconut oil is the preferred oil in oil pulling products since it contains lauric acid which displays powerful antimicrobial properties though sesame or sunflower oils may also be used.
Thousands of bacteria, good and bad, enter the mouth and can be responsible for erosion, infection, plaque and bad breath. In addition to these, our mouths are exposed to toxins, pesticides, hormones and countless chemicals which all make their way into the body through the mouth. Coconut Oil pulling products not only dislodge bacteria but they are also deeply detoxifying leaving you feeling better whilst improving your oral health with white teeth and fresh breath.