Have you been meaning to try oil pulling, but it just seems too messy? Whether you already enjoy oil pulling or would like to start, I’ve created a recipe for remineralizing coconut oil pulling chews that is a must try!
These remineralizing coconut oil pulling chews make it easy to get the full benefits of oil pulling; I carefully selected each of these ingredients to nourish the oral microbiome, help promote remineralization of the teeth and to enhance the biofilm of the tooth; resulting in fewer cavities, better breath, and better gut health.
Arginine: Also known as l-arginine, this amino acid supplement is the real star of the recipe. Recent research has revealed arginine’s role in preventing tooth decay while preserving the health of the oral microbial flora.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil contains lauric acid, a selective oral antimicrobial. It has been shown to inhibit the growth of Streptococcus mutans in vitro, a bacteria found to be a significant contributor to gum disease and tooth decay.
Avocado oil: Like olive oil, avocado oil contains high amounts of the heart healthy monounsaturated fat, oleic acid. It’s high in antioxidants and the fat soluble vitamin E, which is helpful in preventing inflammation, such as the chronic inflammation involved in periodontal disease.
Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural plant derived sweetener that helps prevent bacteria from sticking to the teeth.
Baking soda: We’ve included baking soda in the recipe to enhance the efficacy and taste of the chews and stabilize the pH. Despite what you may have heard, baking soda is not abrasive to tooth enamel. Our teeth and mouths are constantly under attack by acids from the foods we eat. Neutralizing these acids is essential to maintaining proper pH in the mouth to encourage the right bacteria, promote remineralization, and protect against decay.
We have two versions of our oil pulling chews! This recipe outlines the remineralizing oil pulling chews, but we also have microbiome version for those looking for a better taste.
How will you choose which oil pulling chew recipe is right for you? It’s helpful to consider your goals.
If you’re new to oil pulling and want a tastier experience than what just straight oil will provide, the this baobab version may be better for you. The antioxidants and vitamin C in baobab support the mucosa and connective tissue of the gums. However, if you’re wanting a more proactive approach to decreasing your risk for cavities, you may want to try the arginine version, as it helps break down dental plaque that lead to cavities.
Dr. Mark Burhenne