Oil pullers have reported:
- Whiter teeth
- Strengthening of teeth and gums
- Cavity prevention
- Gingivitis prevention
- Bad breath prevention
I oil pulled for the first time last night and it wasn't as easy as I thought. I used two teaspoons of Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.
The smell reminded me of my college days drinking Malibu Coconut Rum. Classy. I soon got over the smell but the texture was far worse. This brand of coconut oil is especially thick. I did not like that. However, after a few swishes the oil thinned out and was much more pleasant.
Most articles recommend swishing for 10-15 minutes. At first I thought that was impossible but watching Modern Family while pulling helped pass the time. Love that show!
I read people have given up brushing completely and only oil pull. I don't think I will ever get to that point. Especially, since I wanted to brush the all of the oil off my teeth after pulling. I could see a mixture of brushing and oil pulling in my future if I can get over my texture issues.
I love the minty taste of toothpaste so I am going to also try adding a drop of peppermint oil to the coconut.
Ill keep you posted with my results.
In the meantime, read about oil pulling here: