Heal Your Teeth With Coconut Oil Pulling
Oil pulling can cure tooth sensitivity, kill bacteria and reverse tooth decay. Amazing!
Oil pulling has been done for centuries. Before the invention of the tooth brush and tooth paste, there were alternative, natural ways to care for the health of your teeth. The surface of teeth is porous. That toothpaste you are using is really making them weaker by scratching the enamel from the surface. Oil pulling does not do this. In fact, it can heal the holes that tooth paste has made, thus improving tooth sensitivity.
Here is how to use oil pulling to clean your teeth:
How to Oil Pull With Coconut Oil
- Scoop about 2 tsp. of coconut oil out of your jar and pop it in your mouth.
- Chew or hold the oil in your mouth till it melts and becomes liquid (takes about 30 seconds).
- Start swishing, pulling the oil back and forth and sideways through all your teeth.
- Swish for 20 min., spitting the oil out (into the trash) when you’re finished.
Why Oil Pulling works:
Your teeth are actually porous, comprised of yards and yards of minute passages (like a sponge) that bring nutrients to the outer enamel when good nutrition is present in your diet…or suck toxins into the teeth when nutrition is lacking. Oil itself has the ability to cut right through plaque to the tooth surface, and coconut oil in particular has rich, anti-bacterial properties. It’s believed that one of the reasons oil pulling strengthens teeth is that it can help reverse the flow of toxins, pulling bacteria out of the teeth, and becoming a vehicle to dispose of toxins. Also, we’ve found the swishing action can be as effective as flossing, without any damage to gums (yes–I’ve gotten popcorn kernels out with oil pulling!)
Remember to use only organic Coconut Oil to clean your teeth. There should be no other ingredients listed, just coconut oil.
Can your toothpaste really heal your teeth?
The short answer is most cannot. In fact, conventional teeth cleaning methods can do more harm than good to your teeth and your overall health. The dental and medical communities want us to believe that chemical and abrasive laden products are the best way to clean your teeth. What is really in toothpaste can harm your health and your teeth.
Go get your favorite tube of paste from your bathroom. Now read what is in it. Read it all. Here is a list of ingredients that should cause grave concern.
Triclosan. Conventional toothpastes, among other toxins, can contain Triclosan, a chemical.germ killer/antibacterial (also found in mouthwashes, deodorants, soaps etc.). Triclosan belongs to a class of chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans (even the US EPA apparently considers it a high risk factor to human health). Stored in bodily fat, it can suppress immune function and accumulate to toxic levels with resultant liver, kidney and lung damage. Triclosan is frequently contaminated with toxic dioxins.
Polyethylene glycols (PEG, added as a dispersant and to bind water) make the skin more pervious to noxious substances possibly containing bromine, iodine or chlorine, and are considered allergenic and/or potentially cancerogenic.
Of course Fluoride is on the list as well. I could write a book on how bad fluoride really is for your health. Just a little research on this toxin will make you cringe. From the same site as the above information, here is a partial explanation of how fluoride is really bad for you.
Fluoride, a highly toxic chemical, rather than helping teeth, seems to actually damage teeth by making them too hard and thus brittle. Also be aware that fluoride in its chemical form as used in water fluoridation is seriously implicated in cancer causation and can actually “ruin teeth”.1
Fluoridated toothpaste damages gums. At the concentrations used in commercial fluoridated toothpaste (1,000 ppm), fluoride causes gum damage by poisoning enzyme activity and slowing down the gums’ self-repair mechanisms. By brushing your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste, you gums will suffer damage (according to Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, an authority on fluoride’s biological effects, and corroborated by a number of research studies reporting increased gingivitis and gum inflammation caused by fluoridated water consumption or other fluoride sources).2
These are just a few of the contents of toothpaste that can harm your teeth.