If your eyes really are the windows into your soul, then your teeth might be a peep-hole into your less than desirable lifestyle.
For example, if my poor chompers ever sat down with a glass of Rose to write their own Tinder profile, it would probably read along the lines of “drinks way too much coffee, secretly inhales more than a desirable amount of Coke and never properly cleans thanks to a shameful addiction to funny yet completely useless novelty toothbrushes.”
In short, I’ve been finding that my teeth were becoming increasingly discoloured and since there’s no real-life Instagram filter at my disposal to whiten and brighten at a moment’s notice, I decided to embark on a new nightly ritual that would hopefully allow my teeth to go forward in life relying on their looks rather than their personality.
Oil pulling is a teeth whitening method that is based on ancient Ayurvedic techniques, and is a practice that dates back more than 3,000 years.
In fact, oil pulling actually originated in India as part of commonly used natural healing practices described in ancient Ayurveda texts, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
In my quest for a better smile, I picked up the Noir Coconut Oil Pulling Teeth Whitener pack. It contains 28 small sachets of oil that you’re instructed to tip into your mouth at night and swirl it around for around 10 to 20 minutes before spitting it out.
The swirling of the oil in your mouth works over time to dissolve and dislodge plaque and nasty bacteria while also detoxifying and expelling toxins from the body.
While the main benefits of using the product are healthier and cleaner looking teeth, the oil pulling kit also promises to leave you with clearer skin, strengthened immunity to bacteria and will help you ward off gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums.