Proper care of body health is essential if we want to maintain healthy and young looking body. Dental care is also crucial to have clean and bacteria-free mouth and prevent infections, decay and cavities. Also, poor dental care leads to risk of stroke, or heart disease, dementia and respiratory issues. Besides brushing teeth, also, regularly visit a dentist, eat proper food and keep mouth as healthy as possible.
Fortunately, various natural ingredients can help you keep your mouth healthy and maintain a proper dental health. So here we present one of the best natural ingredients for having dental health – coconut oil.
Coconut oil – most versatile ingredient used due to various health and beauty benefits. It is very popular in maintaining the dental health as a natural alternative to the chemical toothpaste.
About the Study
Study, recently conducted at Athlone Institute proved coconut oil as best remedy among natural oils used for dental care. As great antibacterial agent it stops bacterial growth in the mouth. Moreover, it prevents tooth decay -protecting against Streptococcus and S Mutans (acid-producing bacteria). These bacteria get energy from sugars and they trigger acidic mouth, which can lead to tooth decay.
The lead researcher Dr. Damien Brady stated that coconut oil works at low concentrations and also is a great alternative to other dental product. Also, it fight microbial infection and protects from the harmful compounds that toothpaste contains- as sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride, also triclosan and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (which is detrimental to health).
Therefore prepare your toothpaste with coconut oil and enjoy healthy and beautiful smile.
- 2-3 tbsp of baking soda; 1/2 cup coconut oil; 15-30 drops lemon, peppermint or thieves essential oil
Instructions to prepare:
This is simple preparation:
– mix all the ingredients and use them as normal toothpaste. Moreover, try the oil pulling method, swishing 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in mouth 5-20 minutes. Do it in the morning an empty stomach and after spit the coconut oil out.