Teeth whitening cost over $11 billion in 2015, with $1.4 billion spent on at-home whitening kits. There is a myriad of alternatives when it comes to whitening your teeth. However, most whitening treatments use chemicals to bleach your teeth, which is something that many people are concerned about. Teeth get dull and lose their gleaming white brilliance as a result of a multitude of factors. Certain foods can stain your teeth’s enamel, which is the outermost layer. The accumulation of plaque on your teeth can also make them appear yellow. This type of discoloration is commonly treated with cleaning and whitening products. Teeth, on the other hand, may seem yellow if the hard enamel has eroded, revealing the dentin beneath. Dentin is a naturally yellow bone component that sits beneath the enamel. Oil pulling is an ancient Indian folk remedy for improving oral hygiene and getting rid of impurities. The process is swishing oil around in your mouth to remove bacteria that can lead to plaque and tooth yellowing. Sunflower or sesame oil was originally used for oil pulling, although any oil will suffice. Coconut oil is a popular choice because it has a pleasant flavor and numerous health advantages. Coconut oil also contains a significant amount of lauric acid, which has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In a few studies, daily oil pulling was reported to reduce bacteria, plaque, and gingivitis in the mouth. One of the microorganisms that promote plaque and gingivitis in the mouth is Streptococcus mutans. In one study, swishing sesame oil in the mouth every day for one week reduced the number of Streptococcus mutans in the saliva. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence that oil pulling improves tooth whitening. It is, nevertheless, a risk-free hobby worth attempting. Many people believe that oil pulling whitens and brightens their teeth. To oil pull, put one tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and press and pull it between your teeth. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so you may need to wait a few seconds for it to melt. 15–20 minutes of oil pulling is recommended. Make sure to spit out the coconut oil into a toilet or trash bin, since it could solidify and clog your drain pipes. Unlike many other tooth whitening methods, coconut oil pulling does not expose your teeth to acids or other substances that can damage the enamel. This means that it is safe to do on a regular basis.