The latest teeth-whitening trend being embraced by Hollywood’s A-list – including Lauren Conrad, Shailene Woodley, and Gwyneth Paltrow – is called oil pulling. How strange does this sound? Many of my friends have done it and they are raving about the benefits.
What is oil pulling?
Oil pulling is a method of putting a tablespoon of cold-pressed coconut oil in your mouth and swishing it around for 15 to 20 minutes while pushing and pulling the oil between your teeth. You then spit the oil into the bin (not the sink or toilet as it can clog) and brush your teeth as normal.
What are the benefits?
Oil pulling works to reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in your mouth, reduce plaque and gingivitis, improve bad breath, whiten teeth, and make teeth appear more shiny and healthy-looking.
Does it work?
Well give it a go for 2 weeks and let us know if it works for you.