Not only is DME® Virgin Coconut Oil a nutritious oil for cooking and a heart-healthy saturated fat, it can help prevent heart disease in a surprising way: oil pulling. While still in the early stages, cardiologists are linking the bacteria found in our mouths to heart attacks and strokes. Adding oil pulling to your dental hygiene routine of brushing and flossing can be a simple step in the fight against serious health issues.
Oil pulling with DME® Virgin Coconut Oil will clean and brighten teeth, helps strengthen gums, and gives you fresh breath without the dangerous chemicals found in commercial mouthwashes. Commercial mouthwash is so powerful, it kills both the bad and good bacteria, creating an environment for bad bacteria to thrive. So, we can see why when trying to prevent heart attack and stroke, using mouthwash would be especially counterproductive. Instead, use coconut oil to maintain the good bacteria in your mouth and keep bad bacteria in check.
Oil pulling is easy, inexpensive, and just takes a few minutes a day. Simply pulling coconut oil through your teeth and swishing the oil around loosens plaque and trapped food particles and has proven anti-bacterial effects. Coconut oil has a unique warrior hidden in its nutrient profile called Lauric Acid. Lauric acid is one of the most supportive nutrients found in foods, because it has this ability to protect your immune system against bad microbes without destroying the good guys. You can use other oils for oil pulling, but coconut oil is uniquely qualified as it has anti-microbial power against two hazardous strains of bacteria that contribute to tooth decay, S.mutans and C.albicans. No other oil provides protection against both of these strains at the same time.
Step 1: Put 1-2 tsp DME® Virgin Coconut oil in your mouth. Do not swallow! Instead, warm up the coconut oil by swishing it around your mouth, and then start swishing and pulling the oil through your teeth. If you need to spit, do. You can build up to twenty minutes in time, but at first, just get comfortable with the process.
Step 2: Spit out coconut oil into your garbage can, or into some paper towels, and then discard. Do not swallow the oil. Do not spit the oil into your sink or shower drain as our plumbing is meant for water, not oil.
Step 3: Rinse your mouth out with warm water.
Step 4: Floss and brush teeth.
Step 5: Feel how good that feels?
You can find DME® Virgin Coconut Oil at Canadian health food stores and look for our delicious Flavoured DME® Virgin coconut Oil, in Peppermint, Lemon, or Pineapple, all perfect for oil pulling.