How to have whiter teeth, good breath and fewer cavities with Oil Pulling?
Rinse your mouth for 10 to 20 minutes with oil? Oil to clean your teeth? And why not remove makeup with oil while we're at it! Oh wait! It must be said, oil has plenty of hidden talents! Oil Pulling is proof of that. This ancestral technique from India and back on the front of the stage (Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan!) promises you whiter teeth, better breath, less cavities and would have a real detox power. We tell you everything!
Oil Pulling, what is it?
Oil Pulling consists of making a mouthwash with vegetable oil for good oral hygiene.
The idea is to circulate the oil between 10 and 20 minutes in all corners of your mouth, between the teeth, under the tongue, etc. Then, you spit, you rinse your mouth and you brush your teeth (still!)
Oil Pulling, teeth whitening and good breath
Did you know that there are between 1,000 and 100,000 bacteria on your teeth? Right away, you feel less alone, huh? Be careful, some bacteria are good for your health, others less so. These less friendly bacteria attack your tooth enamel and end up creating plaque.
Oil Pulling will fight against dental plaque by carrying some of these bacteria which dissolve in the oil.
On the program therefore:
- whiter teeth
- better breath*
- fewer cavities
- less irritation and bleeding gums.
To learn more about teeth whitening, find our article that only talks about that: How to whiten your teeth?
* Be careful, sometimes bad breath is not related to bacteria in your mouth. Bad breath can be caused by acid reflux for example. In this case, Oil Pulling will not work miracles.
The talented coconut oil
What oil to use to make your little OKLM Oil Pulling? If the Indians used sesame oil, today we rather use coconut oil for Oil Pulling.
Coconut oil, in addition to smelling very good, has well-known antibacterial properties: it is essentially composed of lauric acid, which destroys viruses, bacteria and yeasts.
With such qualities, coconut oil is therefore recommended for Oil Pulling.
Oil Pulling, detox and Gwyneth
In addition to being good for your teeth and mouth, Oil Pulling has detox properties. It's very simple, Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan of Oil Pulling.
How does Oil Pulling detoxify your body? By getting rid of the toxins lodged in your mouth and between your teeth of course!
Oil Pulling also strengthens the immune defences: won't you have a gout this winter?
Smile Detox: Oil Pulling according to Merci Handy
Inspired by the ancestral practice of Oil Pulling, we have imagined a super practical kit to make your teeth white again and your heart rainbow in 14 days: the Smile Detox
Smile Detox: natural teeth whitening
Because at Merci Handy, we really wanted to offer you an alternative without artificial whitening active ingredients like in classic teeth whitening treatments, the ingredients of Smile Detox are 99% natural:
- Coconut oil: rich in saturated fatty acids and in particular lauric acid, powerful antibacterial
- Vegetable activated carbon: effective toxin absorber for dental whitening
- An aroma: to give taste
- Love: it's our secret ingredient, we put it everywhere, it's VERY effective.
Smile Detox: how does it work?
The Smile Detox is 14 straws, 1 straw per day for whiter teeth.
The use is very simple:
- Run the straw under hot water or rub it in to melt the coconut oil.
- Hop! Empty the straw in your mouth.
- Here we go for 10 minutes swirling it all around in your mouth.
- You spit, you rinse with water.
- You brush your teeth.
- You look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you are beautiful.beautiful - to do every day even after the 14 days of treatment.
- Some tips for the health of your mouth and teeth sponsored by Jean-Francis (Gwyneth's dentist)
- “Come see me once a year, I swear descaling is fun! (It's Jean-Francis speaking, we're afraid to go to the dentist).
- Brush your teeth 2 to 3 times a day (yes, even when you come home from the evening)
- Use a soft or medium toothbrush so as not to attack the enamel of your teeth (and change it every 2 months)
- Don't forget to brush your tongue (germs like to hide there)
- Don't lend your toothbrush (not even to your BFF because it's cool to share everything but germs, we'll avoid)
- Use dental floss
- Use interdental brushes if there is space between your teeth (and change them every 2 weeks or when they are damaged)
- Try to reduce your consumption of coffee, tea, tobacco... Yes, we know, it's hard...