Monday, June 1, 2015
I've been seeing oil pulling pop up on my social media quite often recently. Oil pulling is the technique of swishing and pulling an oil (usually coconut) through teeth. I've seen claims that it cleans and/or whitens teeth - one tube for only $30! (http://www.cocowhite.com). But does it actually work though? The Huffington post did some research into how it can clean (but not treat teeth) and could be used supplementary with brushing, flossing and seeing your dental professional. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/12/oil-pulling_n_4943808.html?utm_hp_ref=dental-health Teeth whitening was not researched, but our dentist recommends you see your dental professional for a whitening treatment.