Why Rinsing Your Mouth With Coconut Oil Is Great For Teeth


Apparently coconut oil is used in a process known as oil pulling, a technique that involves swilling coconut oil in your mouth for around 10mins and spitting it out. Although this is an alternative therapy and doesn’t have a wealth of research studies supporting it, those who practice it do swear by it!

All you have to do to remove harmful oral bacteria is take 2 teaspoonful’s of coconut oil in the mouth before you eat anything, swish it around your mouth for around 10mins (a long time I know, so many do it whilst in the shower etc), then spit the oil out (preferably not down the sink as may block drains. Then you should brush your teeth as normal and go about your daily business.

Your teeth look brighter, gums become healthier and you may even reduce the risk of conditions such as gum disease and gingivitis


HealthyandNaturalWorld, (2015). Oil Pulling. Retrieved 25th June, 2015, from http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/oil-pulling-for-oral-health/   

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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