Bad breath is an unpleasant condition that is a cause for embarrassment. Even though there are many products on the market that claim to remove bad breath, some people may hesitate to use them because they are filled with chemicals. Fortunately nature has given as a safe and effective remedy for this condition. Oil pulling is a dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth. The best oil for removing bad breath and other oral health conditions is coconut oil.
Coconut oil is able to remove unwanted bacteria in the mouth even from the places the toothbrush can’t reach because it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Oil pulling with coconut oil also removes toxins and parasites, but it is very beneficial for the teeth and gums too since it helps the body remineralize them.
Coconut Oil Pulling
What you need:
- Pure coconut oil
- A spoon
Procedure: Take one tablespoon of oil and put it in the mouth. If it is solid wait for it to melt, this happens rather fast. Once the oil melts, swish it around the teeth and between them. Make sure the oil goes everywhere in the mouth except the throat. You should do this from 5-20 minutes. When you are done rinse with water if necessary or in case you don’t like the taste of coconut.
Oil pulling will make your teeth healthier and whiter in a short period, and it will also remove bad breath. Some people use this oil as toothpaste too, however that depends from your choice.