Coconut oil is the best substitute for conventional toothpastes. These are packed with chemicals that irritate the gums, and cause other side-effects.
Oral health is of essential importance for overall health. Infections in the oral cavity often lead to other health issues like stroke, dementia, heart issues, and respiratory disease. In other words, go to your dentist’s more often.
The latest studies have shown that coconut oil does wonders to your teeth. It’s much better than your regular toothpaste.
Researchers at the Athlone Institute confirmed that coconut oil is more powerful than other oils when it comes to oral health. This aromatic oil is a powerful antibacterial agent, and its enzymes inhibit bacterial growth in the oral cavity.
Streptococcus and S. Mutans damage teeth in people of every age. They eat sugar, and bring pH values to acidic levels, which demineralizes teeth.
Dr. Damien Brady, the lead researcher from Athlone Institute of Technology, explains:
“Involving coconut oil with adjusted enzymes in the products of dental hygiene represents an interesting alternative to chemical additives, especially because it works at considerably reduced concentrations. Plus, with bigger antibiotic hostility, it is essential for us to pay attention in finding and using some new ways to fight against microbial infection.”
Clean your teeth using natural products. Regular toothpastes contain triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride, and artificial sweeteners. Would you put aspartame in your mouth?
Triclosan causes endocrine issues. Sodium lauryl sulfate has a negative effect on your taste buds.
Try our natural toothpaste, and yes, coconut oil is one of its main ingredients:
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp. baking soda
- 15-3 drops lemon, thieves, or peppermint essential oil
Combine the ingredients together, and use the resulting mixture same as any other toothpaste.
You can also try oil pulling. It protects teeth and promotes dental health. Swish a tablespoon of cold-pressed coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. Spit the oil in a trashcan. Don’t swallow it, as the oil contains bacteria from your mouth. Don’t spit it in the sink, because it may clog the pipes.