Washing your teeth with coconut oil is a very useful method that has been used since ancient times. Apart from cleaning your teeth and mouth, it will also maintain the general health of your body.
The procedure is very simple: you have to swish several drops of coconut oil in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes or even longer if you can.
Throw the oil in the trash to avoid blocking the sink and rinse your mouth with warm water.
- It removes the bad breath and treats gum disease
Due to its antibacterial properties, coconut oil can successfully treat gum disease and remove the bacterial deposits from your mouth, which are the main responsible for a bad breath. In addition, it can help you treat cavities.
- It relieves soreness and jaw pain
This procedure will help you get rid of jaw and TMJ pain. Even if swishing can be uncomfortable in the beginning, you will notice that in a short period of time your jaw will be stronger.
- It whitens your teeth
- It improves the complexion of your skin
Coconut oil helps you get rid of those harmful toxins in your mouth, which usually tend to spread all over your body.
Consequently, your skin complexion will be cleaner and healthier.
- It relieves migraines and headaches
- It cures congestion and asthma
This property of coconut oil is still being tested, however, some specialists say that the oil pulling treatment can reduce the lung inflammation which provokes asthma of treat congestion and bronchitis.