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Coconut oil mouthrinse / pulling

I recently learned about oil pulling / mouth rinsing and have tried it with extra virgin coconut oil. After doing it ~ once or twice a day for ~5mins a time, l can confirm it does make teeth shades whiter, as if had teeth scaled and polished at dentists. However want to ask does the acid, Lauric acid, being one, actually erode the enamel, making teeth thinner? I normally do not rinse mouth with water afterwards, leaving the coconut oil remains in mouth when spit out. so does it clean the teeth, gums and mouth at expense of your enamel?
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Thanks for the info about the coconut oil rinse. Very interesting.  I don't know what to tell you as far a erosion goes, but have you thought of using something like Pronamel (protects enamel) before and after your coconut oil mouth rinse?  I'd be interested to see what advice you get here on this one.  I didn't know that coconuts were acidic.  Hmmmm.  Anyway, good luck and I hope you get some good answers here!  (By the way, Pronamel makes a gentle whitening version of their toothpaste, and I can tell you it's been working for me.)  I don't work for that company, just wanted to share my experiences here that could be helpful for you and anyone else reading this.
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