Oil pulling is quite popular now and it is the best way to keep your gums strong, tight and teeth whiter and cleaner. Though it can be a bit tiresome at first, but you get used to it. Oil pulling is basically squishing coconut oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out followed by regular brushing. You can use plain coconut oil but if you have cavities, stains and need extra dental care, you can try out the below oil recipe for oil pulling:
Coconut oil- Coconut oil has anti-microbial properties that inhibit bacteria in the mouth. It also whitens teeth, cleans them and makes gums stronger.
Turmeric- Turmeric is known for its staining properties but here it whitens teeth and helps lighten teeth stains. It also has anti-microbial properties.
Clove oil- Clove oil helps treat and prevent plaque, cavities and also a lot of oral infections. Clove oil is also effective against swollen gums and toothache.
RECIPE FOR COCONUT OIL PULLING MIXTURE:
Things you need-
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 5 drops clove essential oil
- In a bowl, add coconut oil and turmeric powder.
- Add in clove oil and mix well.
- Store the oil in an air-tight jar in a cool and dry place.
- Use it for oil pulling every morning.