This oil is a rich source of medium chain fatty acids, 50% of which are lauric acid. Lauric acid has strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which eliminate plaque and bacteria in the mouth. It also helps to keep your breath fresh and whitens the teeth.
The findings of a study published in the Nigerian Journal of Medicine in April 2015, which observed 60 subjects between the ages 16 and 18 who used oil pulling as part of their oral hygiene over a period of one month, revealed that the levels of plaque and gum diseases had dramatically lowered after 7 days of oil pulling.
This is how to conduct this method:
Swish a teaspoon of coconut oil in the mouth for 15-20 minutes, but ensure that it covers all the areas of the oral cavity. Do not gargle it, but spit it out to remove the bacteria it has absorbed from the gums and teeth.
Rinse with lukewarm water, and brush the teeth. Repeat this on a daily basis, and in several days, you will start noticing that your teeth gradually whiten.
You can also add some coconut oil to a toothbrush or a clean cloth, and rub gently. Very soon, everyone will give you compliments for your pearly whites!