- Oil pull
Perhaps you have heard of oil pulling — or maybe even tried it once or twice. This ancient technique is anything but a fad, it is backed by science. When swishing with coconut oil, it’s been found that individuals can not only whiten their teeth, but improve oral health and boost immune function.
What’s even more impressive, is that coconut oil has been shown to effectively decrease the formation of plaque that is known to cause gum disease and inflammation. Within one key study, 60 people were examined and after seven days of oil pulling, levels of plaque and gum disease had significantly reduced. These effects continually improved over the course of 30 days.
So, if you’d like to brighten up your smile without paying out a lump sum, give these natural, at-home remedies a fair chance. In addition to these remedies, be sure to brush and floss multiple times daily and consume a balanced, anti-inflammatory diet.