Your oral health is very important factor for your overall health condition. A lot of diseases can appear if you don’t take care of the health of your teeth. Some of the health problems that can appear out of a minor teeth infection are dementia, heart diseases, stroke and respiratory issues.
According to researchers coconut oil proved to be more efficient in cleaning teeth than any conventional toothpaste that contains various chemicals and irritants.
Coconut oil is healthy, efficient and amazing for your teeth. This oil contains digestive enzymes that kill bacteria and it provides a powerful antibacterial effect thus optimizing the dental health.
One of the most common causes for tooth decay in both children and adults are Streptococcus and S Mutans. These two demineralize teeth.
According to Dr. Damien Brady, lead researcher at the Athlone Institute of Technology, coconut oil represents an interesting alternative to chemical additives in dental hygiene, especially because it works at considerably reduced concentrations.
You should always choose natural alternatives and avoid chemical-packed products. Your regular toothpaste contains sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, aspartame and fluoride. Believe us, you don’t want to put these in your mouth.
Triclosan disrupts the function of your endocrine glands, and sodium lauryl sulfate affects taste buds.
Try out this homemade toothpaste that it is 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.
Have you ever tried oil pulling?
This is an old and effective method that optimizes dental health and protects teeth. What should you do? Just swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 5-20 minutes. Perform this procedure in the morning before you eat or drink anything.
Coconut oil will absorb the bacteria in your mouth. In addition, it will whiten your teeth. Don’t forget to spit the oil in the end. Remember, coconut oil may clog your drains when solidified.