So yesterday, I had pictures taken. Which never happens.
My very good friend and I had schedule a photo shoot of sorts last month and every weekend, something had come up. So yesterday, when the weather was great and nothing went wrong, I was in a panic.
I had forgotten to whiten my teeth!
Keep in mind, I am not a big fan of my teeth. I try not to complain, but one of my goals down the road is to be able to pay for braces.
But I knew I'd be smiling in the pictures (oh, I'm always smiling anyways, who am I kidding?), so I wanted FAST results!
I had read about oil pulling before and looked it up.
The article I read was here, and it explained my different options. Again, this was less than an hour before my pictures were due to be taken, and I was really short on time! I had heard of coconut oil pulling before and figured I'd give it a shot!
Sooo I shoved about 1/2 Tbsp organic, all-natural (& melted) coconut oil into my mouth and started to swish it around.
I nearly threw up.
I swished and gagged and swished and kept checking my watch (the process was supposed to take 5 - 15 minutes).
I lasted about three minutes into it and had to run to the bathroom to spit it out.
I rinsed with water afterwards (it really was that bad!) and immediately noticed a difference!
I swear it took off a whole layer of plaque (sorry if TMI!), whitened my teeth, and even my gums feel better! All after just THREE minutes.
So if you think you can handle the nastiness of swishing around the coconut oil for a few minutes, I say go for it! ;) It is a day later and my teeth and gums STILL feel clean!