Have you tried oil pulling? Oil pulling is an ancient technique to help prevent cavities and maintain healthy teeth and gums by using coconut oil as a mouthwash. Coconut oil is the most commonly used product for the practice. Instead of buying chemical mouthwash in plastic containers, opt for oil pulling (swishing some coconut oil around in your mouth) derived from glass coconut jars. It only takes a tablespoon from solid or melted coconut oil and a good 5-10 minute swish to improve your oral health.