Coconut Oil Pulling

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So you apply a teaspoon or tablespoon?

And you do what now?…. Swish for 20 minutes

Are you kidding me?

This week Gwyneth Paltrow created such a buzz with her groundbreaking uncoupling *her divorce* as much as Goop’s  groundbreaking method for teeth whitening, called coconut oil pulling.  The practice is rather simple yet charmingly archaic.

 We’ve spent several of our well earned Jefferson’s and well maybe even Benjamin’s on teeth whitening techniques.  Who knew the means to our ends  was located in our kitchen cabinet.   I’ll be the first to admit the idea of this working would be great.  The feeling of the whitening gel in my mouth feels gross, and over time creates sensitivity.

 Oil pulling helps whiten your teeth, remove plaque, bad breath and promotes overall health.  You could use any Oil, but Coconut Oil is preferred for its anti-bacterial properties

The method is simple, you slowly swish a spoonful for 20 minutes.  When the time is up you toss the oil in the trash do not swallow or spit in your sink.

Does this work?  After trying it for a few times this week I came to the conclusion  that the oil pulling did clean my teeth but I still felt it necessary to do my regularly schedule brushing. (Force of habit on my part)

Personally, the amount of time required to do this is rather cumbersome.  Although, there are several benefits, it seems easier if you have time constrains to use a traditional chemical whitening method once a week.

But in all honesty I side with Sweet Brown….

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