Coconut oil is one of the greatest things you will ever use. It’s healthy, efficient and amazing! Did you know that coconut oil can optimize your dental health?
According to researchers, coconut oil works better than conventional toothpastes. As you may have seen before, toothpastes contain chemicals and irritants.
Take a good care of your oral cavity and your body will thank you. Many diseases are triggered by a minor oral infection, as confirmed by many doctors. Some of these infections may result in stroke, dementia, heart disease, and respiratory issues.
Coconut oil is more efficient than other oils when it comes to cleaning teeth. This was confirmed in a recent study conducted at the Athlone Institute. It provides a strong antibacterial effect, and contains digestive enzymes that kill bacteria.
Streptococcus and S Mutans cause tooth decay in both adults and children. They feed on children, and demineralize teeth.
“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,” explains Dr. Damien Brady, lead researcher at the Athlone Institute of Technology.
Stay away from chemical-packed products, and opt for natural alternatives. Your regular toothpaste contains triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride, and aspartame. That’s the last thing you want to put in your mouth.
Triclosan disrupts the function of your endocrine glands, and sodium lauryl sulfate affects taste buds.
Try our homemade toothpaste. Yes, it’s based on coconut oil.
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp. baking soda
- 15-30 drops essential oil (lemon, thieves, or peppermint)
Stir the ingredients together and use the resulting mixture instead of your regular toothpaste.
Have you ever tried oil pulling?
It’s an ancient technique that protects teeth and optimizes dental health. Swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 5-20 minutes. Do this in the morning before you eat or drink anything.
The oil will absorb the bacteria in your mouth, plus it will whiten your teeth. Don’t forget to spit the oil in your trash can. Remember, coconut oil may clog your drains when solidified.