There is nothing more attractive than a good smile and for that purpose we need to take better care of our mouths. Unfortunately, the commercial toothpaste is not the healthiest choice. Some toothpastes are full of plastic and most contain harmful chemicals like triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial sweeteners, fluoride, propylene glycol, and diethanolamine.
We all know what a proper dental care includes: brushing, mouth wash and floss.
However, there is one dental care not everyone knows, and it is oil pulling with coconut oil. All you need to do is rinse mouth with one tablespoon of coconut oil. This oil removes dangerous bacteria that can cause harm to your teeth, and also cause bad breath. Anyway, this method grows its popularity every day, but it is a very old Ayurveda medicine. Additionally, coconut oil keeps your teeth white.
Coconut Oil and Baking Soda to Whiten Teeth
- Mix 2 tablespoons each of coconut oil and baking soda in a small container to form a paste
- Add 10 drops of peppermint oil and mix (this improves on the taste and smell) use any edible essential oil or spearmint
- Use this as your daily toothpaste to whiten teeth and for fresh breath
You can choose to make a large or small amount depending on how long you want it to last. Organic coconut oil is the best choice