Oil pulling is a well-known technique to keep your teeth and gums strong. Also, it is a great way t lighten teeth stains and whiten them at the same time. Oil pulling cleans your teeth thoroughly including nicks and corners and also prevents further cavity and plaque formation.
Basically, in oil pulling, you take a tablespoon of pure coconut oil and squish it in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes and then spit it out and brush as usual. If you find using and storing coconut oil in bathroom a bit messy, here is an easy recipe you should try which is in easy-to-use tablet form-
Coconut oil- Has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, gum tightening and teeth whitening properties.
Turmeric powder- Has teeth brightening, whitening and anti-microbial properties.
RECIPE FOR OIL PULLING TABLETS:
Things you need-
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons turmeric powder
In a bowl, add pure edible coconut oil. Melt it if it’s in solid form.
Add in turmeric powder and stir. Make sure that the turmeric powder is fine to avoid lumps and granules in tablets.
Stir well and pour into ice cube trays and refrigerate until solid.
Chop them into smaller pieces and store in a jar. Keep the jar in a cool and dry place.
Use these tablets for oil pulling.
- You might feel that turmeric stains, but it clearly does not! Also, your teeth might look slightly yellow right after oil pulling due to residue but they look brighter and whiter after regular brushing.