Oil may be beneficial to your health, according to some people.
A new trend has some people swishing coconut oil around their mouth for about 20 minutes each day before spitting out the oil. The goal of oil pulling, as it’s called, is to remove bacteria from one’s mouth.
Despite the numerous skeptics, some dentists are claiming that the coconut oil is producing whiter teeth and healthier gums.
The trend of oil pulling has spread by word of mouth. In addition to reducing plaque, there have also been cases of acne clearing, and fewer asthma and sinus problems. There have even been reports of improvements in heart and stomach conditions.