Many people are looking for alternative ways to whiten their teeth without using the chemical products dentists and over the counter products use. Bleach trays are not the ideal solution for those people who car ebaout their health from a holistic organic point of view.
Over the counter products have toxins like coal tars, fluorides, aspartame, aluminum and benzene.
If you want a healthy brighter smile, and it is a priority for you, but taking in carcinogens is not, this tip can help.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic ritual where you swish oil (like coconut oil, sesame oil or sunflower oil) around in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spit it out.
Oil acts like a cleanser. The oil can push away bacteria and clean your mouth.
The human mouth is home to billions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other parasites and their toxins. All of this can lead to infections including gum disease, tooth decay and cavities.
Whiter teeth, healthier gums and clear skin is possible with this technique. Add it to your morning routine!
• Increasing energy
• Having a clearer mind
• Decreasing headaches
• Clearing the sinuses
• Alleviating allergies
• Brightening & whitening teeth
• Healthier gums
• Removal of mucus
• Boosting the immune system
• Preventing bad breath
• Better sleep
• More clearer skin
• Regulating menstrual cycles
• Decreasing inflammation
• Improving the lymphatic system
• Improving PMS symptoms
How to oil pull:
• Drink 1 cup of water on an empty stomach.
• Melt 1-3 tsp. of organic, cold-pressed vegetable oil (I like coconut oil the best) in your mouth or over very low heat in a double boiler.
• Swish through your mouth for 20 minutes while you’re busy doing something else. The first few times my gag reflexes reared themselves and it was a little difficult keeping the oil in my mouth, but I persisted and by the third day it was fine. If you have this problem too, I recommend sticking with it.
• Spit into trash, compost or outside in the grass (just not in the sink - we don’t want to clog the pipes).
• Swish water through your mouth to rinse.