One of the best products for your mouth is coconut oil when your oral hygiene matters. There are some coconut-based toothpastes, but the latest revelation will blow your mind.
Science confirms that coconut oil can treat cavities. Oral infections lead the development of respiratory issues, heart disease, stroke and dementia. You may end up dealing with a severe health problem when you take care of infections in time.
Coconut oil is the best oil when it comes to inhibiting bacterial growth in the oral cavity, according to a study conducted at the Athlone Institute,
Tooth decay is caused by streptococcus and S. Mutans. These feed on sugar causing imbalance of pH values in your mouth, acids cause infections.
An attractive alternative to chemical additives, particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations would be incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products.
It is important that increasing antibiotic resistance, we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection,” explains Dr. Damien Brady, the lead researcher at the Athlone Institute of Technology.
Your toothpaste is probably packed with fluoride, triclosan , sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial sweeteners (aspartame) and other toxins.
Sodium lauryl sulfate gives you a bitter taste affecting your taste buds. Triclosan has a effect on your endocrine glands. Use natural alternatives.
Homemade toothpaste with coconut oil:
- 15-30 drops essential oil (lemon, thieves, peppermint)
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- ½ cup coconut oil
- The ingredients combine into a thick paste, and use it every day.
Also a nice treatment is oil pulling that doesn’t involve any fancy ingredients or boring procedures. Only swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. Before every meal spit out the oil.