Coconut oil is known for its many health and beauty related benefits. However, it is very effective in your dental hygiene and care.
Studies have shown that the antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of coconut oil determine this ingredient to protect your teeth from decay and other bacteria that can form plaque and tartar.
This is possible due to the action of coconut oil, which manages to prevent the most common bacteria in your mouth to develop and grow, maintaining your mouth clean and fresh for longer.
Did you know that most toothpastes can seriously damage your teeth?
They contain certain chemicals that indeed clean and whiten your teeth, but they also harm your enamel.
Fortunately you can use coconut oil paste to clean your teeth, which can become a healthy and effective alternative for you.
Why to use coconut oil?
It prevents bacteria to form cavities
Due to its anti-bacterial properties, coconut oil successfully kills any bacteria found in your mouth.
The remedy is simple: massage some coconut oil onto your gum for about 10 minutes every day. In about 3 weeks, you should have a cleaner mouth.
It is cheap
A tiny jar with coconut oil could last for several months and it is not expensive either.
It is chemical-free
Well known toothpaste brands such as Colgate contain a substance called triclosan, an antibacterial chemical that usually causes antibiotic resistance or health problems such as cancer, precocious puberty or even preterm birth.
Fluoride is another chemical present in commercial toothpastes.
It is quite dangerous for your health as it is an industrial waste, toxic for your system even in small amounts.
Coconut oil is 100 % safe and free of toxic chemicals, on the contrary it is recommended to eat, as it improves your overall health.
It doesn’t contain foaming agents
Commercial toothpastes are known for the fact that they produce foam. It is the result of the action of soap, which wrongly makes you believe that cleans well your teeth.
Unfortunately, studies have shown that foam can cause a severe oral disease: canker sores.
It is easy to prepare
You can prepare your own toothpaste by mixing ingredients such as baking soda (removes plaque and food waste), bentonite clay (eliminates toxins from your mouth), peppermint oil (refreshes and protects your teeth from cavities), coconut oil and stevia (a natural sweetener which gives your toothpaste a sweet flavor).
It can be used for pulling
You can use coconut oil as a mouthwash. The only exception is that you don’t have to gargle it. Swish the coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, making a short break after every 5 minutes. You will know that it is effective if the oil changes its color to white. At this point, it is full of toxins, so you should throw it away.
This procedure is beneficial for your oral health as it prevents the tartar formation by killing the Streptococcus Mutans bacteria that stays in your mouth, it improves the health of your gums and reduces the plaque.
Nevertheless, it can refresh your mouth and reduce the bacteria and microorganisms that cause bad breathe.