One of the best things you will ever use is coconut oil. It is very efficient and healthy. I bet that you had no idea that coconut oil can improve your dental health.
Research has shown that coconut oil is more effective than conventional toothpastes. As you may know, toothpastes are full of chemicals and irritants.
Your body will be very thankful if you maintain a good dental health. As proven by many doctors a lot of illnesses are provoked by oral infections. Some of the infections may have major consequences like stroke, dementia, respiratory issues and heart disease
When it comes to clean teeth, coconut oil is the best of all oils. This was proven in a recent study done at the Athlone institute. Coconut oil has a very strong antibacterial effect, and kills bacteria due to the digestive enzymes it contains.
S mutans and streptococcus can be the reason for tooth decay in both children and adults. Dr. Damien Brady, lead researcher at the Athlone institute of Technology explains that an excellent alternative to the chemical additives in the products for dental hygiene is the coconut oil with adjusted enzymes, especially because it works at significantly reduced concentrations. Also, with bigger antibiotic hostility, it is crucial for us to try to find some new ways to battle against microbial infections.
Try not to use products that are full of chemicals, and turn to some natural alternatives. Your usual toothpaste is packed with triclosan, fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate and aspartame. These are not the things you should put in your mouth. Triclosan interrupts the function of the endocrine glands, and sodium lauryl sulfate has a huge impact on the taste buds.
Use this homemade toothpaste with coconut oil.
- Half cup of coconut oil
- 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda
- 15-30 drops of essential oil (lemon, peppermint, thieves)
Preparation: Mix the ingredients together and use the mixture instead of your usual toothpaste.
Oil pulling is an ancient technique that optimizes dental health and protects the teeth. Just swish a tablespoon of coconut oil for about 5-20 minutes every morning before you eat or drink anything. The oil will not only whiten your teeth, but it will also absorb the bacteria in your mouth. Remember to spit the oil in your trashcan because it may clog your drains when solidified.