For pearly whites and a clean mouth
There is some evidence trusted that oil pulling with coconut oil kills certain types of bacteria that may help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Oil pulling is an ancient method that involves rinsing or swishing oil in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes.
Just don’t swap it for your usual toothpaste — there’s no evidence that brushing with coconut oil has many benefits.
Baking soda for teeth isn’t new. Numerous toothpaste brands have baking soda formulations available and there’s a lot of evidence to support the benefits of toothpaste with baking soda.
Baking soda toothpaste has been shown to:
reduce plaque and gingivitis
reduce stains and whiten teeth
reduce cavities and tooth decay
THE VERDICT: GIVE IT A TRY
Both coconut oil and baking soda have potential benefits for your oral health. You can try mixing them together to make a toothpaste, but the coconut oil won’t do you many favors. Instead, use coconut oil for oil pulling and consider using a baking soda-based toothpaste.