Lately we are being bombarded with information about the benefits of coconut oil, about all the positive effects it has on our health. But, I bet you haven’t heard the coconut oil is also highly beneficial for our teeth.
Coconut oil is a much better substitute for all the toothpastes we use for maintaining our dental hygiene. These over-the counter toothpastes not only that contain chemicals, they can even cause irritation and other negative effects.
It is very important that we take care of our dental health because it is directly connected to our overall health. The numerous mouth infections can cause various other health issues in our body, such as dementia, heart problems, stroke and respiratory diseases.
This is one of the many reasons why you should take extra care of your dental health.
Latest studies have shown that for maintaining the dental health, coconut oil is one of the best ingredients you can use. It is much more effective than any toothpaste money can buy.
Athlone Institute has conducted a study that has shown that coconut oil is far better than any other ingredients for maintaining the teeth clean and health.
Coconut oil has an excellent antibacterial agent because its digestive enzymes prevent bacteria from spreading in the mouth.
Streptococcus and S Mutans are acid-producing bacteria which are the main reason for the decomposition of teeth in adults and children.
These bacteria get energy from sugar and cause an acidic environment in the mouth. This leads to demineralization of the tooth structure, and the tooth gets spoilt.
The main researcher from Athlone Institute of Technology, Dr. Damien Brady, says:
“Involving coconut oil with adjusted enzymes in the products of dental hygiene represents an interesting alternative to chemical additives, especially because it works at considerably reduced concentrations. Plus, with bigger antibiotic hostility, it is essential for us to pay attention in finding and using some new ways to fight against microbial infection.”
The best solution of avoiding the harmful chemicals, is for people to turn to more natural ways for keeping their teeth clean.
Because of the ingredients of the toothpastes, such as tricloran, sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride and the artificial sweeteners, it is best to avoid the toothpastes and to start using coconut oil for cleaning the teeth.
Triclosan is linked to endocrine issues, and sodium lauryl sulfate can have a negative impact on the taste buds.
Here is a natural toothpaste recipe which contains coconut oil:
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2-3 tablespoons baking soda
- 15-30 drops of lemon, thieves, or peppermint essential oil
Mix all the ingredients together, and use the paste same as you would any other.
Another way of using coconut oil for keeping your mouth clean is by swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil for about 5-200minutes on an empty stomach.
When you’re dome spit the oil, which will absorb the bacteria from the mouth, leaving the teeth clean, healthy, and white.