When I first heard about Coco White I couldn’t get my head around the concept of using oil – coconut oil in particular to get white teeth. I know coconut oil is a multi-purpose product and can be used for everything from face/hair mask to whipping up a healthy meal.
I’m someone who has always obsessed with white teeth, so, I’m quite proud that I was in the white teeth queue when God was handing it out. I don’t drink tea or coffee, and I’m not a regular drinker of red wine, so that’s how I maintain my current teeth situation. But…If there is something that can make it whiter, then I’m all for trying it out!
I was introduced to Coco White, and oil pulling technique last year when I was invited to Machester for the day my Holland and Barrett. Oil Pulling dates back to the ancient Indian times as it was used as a remedy to provide a natural substitute to the usually chemical-fuelled teeth whitening infatuation. The science behind oil pulling is to swish and swirl a small amount of Coco White around your mouth to reduce the bacteria that lives there. Bacteria are what causes a ‘biofilm’ to form on your teeth also known as plaque). From my experience, it is quite simple to use, and had no trouble squeezing the oil out of the tube and into my mouth, it is a really weird sensation. It’s kind of like squeezing a clay-like texture into your mouth, although it does melt in your mouth rather quickly. When the Coco White oil gets rinsed round your mouth, the bacteria get dissolved in it, this reduced the biofilm and you are left with whiter teeth. This allegedly draws out toxins in your body and your mouth, consequently bettering your oral health.
The packs are sold in 14-day courses, meaning you can do a round of two weeks at a time. It’s a little weird trying to swish the oil around your mouth for five minutes, but the aim is to get to 15 minutes a day. I tried the mint flavour, and while it’s subtle, it’s not terrible sensation. One massive plus was that Coco White didn’t seem to affect the sensitivity of my teeth which I’ve heard teeth whitening products often can.