Does Coconut Oil Whiten Teeth?
There are a lot of natural ways to whiten your teeth like brushing with strawberries and pineapple mixed in baking soda or gargling w/ hydrogen peroxide or apple cider vinegar and although, studies show that these natural remedies can really whiten teeth but still, oil pulling has been regarded as the most widely used among all natural teeth whiteners.
But what is oil-pulling? And is coconut oil pulling bad for your teeth? Oil pulling is simply swishing coconut oil in your mouth for 20 mins not just for teeth whitening but for the detoxification of your teeth and gums as well.
Also one good thing about coconut oil is that it is able to cut through plaque and removes toxins without disturbing your teeth and gums, reduced plaque causing gingivitis, improves bad breath and reduces microorganisms that cause it and many more.
Plus, researchers have also found out that coconut oil is the best oil to use for oil pulling, rather than sesame or sunflower seed oil as it can also fight Streptococcus mutans (facultatively anaerobic, gram-positive coccus (round bacterium) commonly found in the human oral cavity and is a significant contributor to tooth decay).
But does coconut oil remove stains on teeth? There is nothing that says for a fact that coconut oil can remove stains on teeth, although it has been proven that using it works even better than flossing and it is really an effective natural teeth whitener.
It’s nice to use natural remedies once in a while but it’s still always best to consult your dentist about it as an alternative teeth whitening treatment because constant consultation always leads to immediate prevention of any teeth and gums problems you may incur.
Also, professional teeth whitening is still offered in Sydney, so go ahead, book an appointment today.