Does Oil Pulling Work?
I’ve officially been oil pulling for over a week now and I think it’s going well. I’m getting used to the mouth feel of the coconut oil, although I think I might leave it in a warmer place over night so that I don’t have to chew it before it melts. *shudder*
I’m up to 10 minutes at a time and have started brushing my teeth with a coconut oil and baking soda mixture afterward. The reason I never brush my teeth before breakfast is because it makes the food taste horrible. The baking soda/coconut mixture leaves my mouth feeling clean and fresh with no peppermint aftertaste. (I’ll post my recipe for the toothpaste soon.)
What I’ve noticed since beginning my oil pulling experiment:
- My teeth and gums look amazing. My teeth are whiter and my gums look healthier.
- I think I’m having detox symptoms and the past two days were really bad. I had a massive headache for nearly two days and felt generally run-down.
- I’ve had some digestive issues.
So far, other than my teeth looking and feeling like I just left the dentist, I haven’t had any positive effects from oil pulling. I’m only 9 days in and pulling for only 10 minutes, though, so we’ll see!
Check back next week when I’ll update again.