Oral hygiene is very important and one of the best products for your oral health is coconut oil. There are many toothpastes that are based on coconut, but the science’s latest discovery will blow your mind.
Coconut oil can effectively treat oral infections that can in turn lead to stroke, dementia, heart disease and respiratory issues. If you leave those infections untreated, you can end up dealing with a serious health problem.
A study conducted at the Athlone Institute, showed that coconut oil can effectively prevent bacterial growth in the mouth. S. Mutans and streptococcus can cause tooth decay, and they feed on sugar, which will lead to an imbalance of the pH values in the oral cavity. The acids will demineralize the teeth, which will eventually lead to an infection.
Dr. Damien Brady, the lead researcher explains that by incorporating coconut oil into the dental hygiene products, is a very good alternative to chemical additives, especially because coconut oil works at very low concentrations. He also says that it is very important that we turn our attention to new ways of fighting microbial infections.
The toothpastes that we use every day are filled with fluoride, aspartame, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan and other toxins.
The sodium lauryl sulfate can affect the taste buds and it will give you a bitter taste, while triclosan has a negative impact on the endocrine glands.
You should try a natural alternative and we suggest that you try a homemade toothpaste that is made from coconut oil:
- Half a cup of coconut oil
- 15-30 drops of lemon, thieves or peppermint essential oil
- One tablespoon of baking soda
How to prepare it:
Mix all the ingredients together until you get a thick pasty mixture. Use it every day.
Another great treatment is oil pulling, and this treatment does not involve boring procedures or fancy ingredients. You need to swish one tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spit it out. You need to do this before meals.