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The Vegan Equivalent To Oil Pulling That Your Dentist Doesn’t Know About

Coconut butter, vegan, oil pulling, gum health

Coconut oil is vegan, but you don’t have to be a vegan to use it. An while the incredible edible coconut is so versatile and has many uses, one of these uses is better than oil pulling at night with greater benefits in less than a fraction of the time.


There are many uses for coconut oil. One popular way to use it is for oil pulling at night. When oil pulling hit the internet, the practice took off like a rocket. Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for 20 minutes. It’s also been said to be one of the best ways to naturally whiten your teeth and clean your breath.

According to Ayurvedic medicine, coconut oil is effective to:

  • Heal bleeding gums
  • Reduce gum inflammation
  • Treat tooth decay
  • Deodorize bad breath
  • Whiten teeth
  • Prevent cavities

Does oil pulling at night really work?

This is the question on many people’s minds. Coconut has amazing anti-bacterial and anti-viral benefits, thanks to lauric acid, which helps protect you and your mouth from viral and bacterial issues particularly, if you’re dealing periodontal issues and, if you’re using the correct method.

Coconut is effective in oil pulling as a method, but there’s a better way to gain the benefits of coconut oil in improving your gum health, and so to answer if oil pulling at night really works – the answer is both yes and no. To clarify, swishing coconut oil in your mouth doesn’t work because the method of oil pulling requires that you spit the oil out. What you really want to do is keep the coconut in your mouth.

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There’s A Better Way To Get The Benefits Of Oil Pulling Without Swishing

Your gum health is important. To build and improve on the method of oil pulling, as a way improve gum health, is to use coconut butter. Instead of swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, (who has time for that?) you can brush your teeth with coconut butter in less than a minute.

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. At the end of the day, brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste.
  2. Using a soft toothbrush brush your teeth again with coconut butter gently massaging the butter into the gums.
  3. Swallow the excess.
  4. Go to sleep.

Brushing With Coconut Butter Is Especially Great for Implants

Leaving the coconut butter on your gums works to to kill bacterial and viruses in the mouth is particularly effective if you have a tooth implant, since these require more care. You will find that brushing with coconut butter as a daily habit will be easier and more efficient than oil pulling. You will see a visible improvement in your gum health in as little as one week. Continue to this coconut butter method indefinitely as an effective and preventative measure against decay and gum disease.