Coconut oil is an amazing natural ingredient that has numerous beneficial uses. It can be used as a cooking ingredient, as part of your beauty regimen, for hair care, or even as a toothpaste. Researchers have discovered that coconut oil works even better than conventional toothpaste without the harmful irritants and chemicals.
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. 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.
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.