Coconut Oil Is Better Than Any Toothpaste According To New Study

Yes- you read it right- coconut oil is the new black when it comes to dental care!

Even though it was primarily used as a healthy alternative to commercial
toothpaste, this oil has been found to be extremely effective as it can
even heal cavities!


 

Various infections in the oral cavity lead to health issues like heart
diseases, stroke, respiratory issues, and dementia. Therefore, it is of
high importance to take proper care of your dental health and thus avoid
such complications.

A recent study done at the Athlone Institute analyzed the effects of
different oils on oral health and found that coconut oil is undoubtedly
the best, as its powerful natural antibacterial properties inhibit
bacterial growth in the mouth.

Tooth decay is caused by streptococcus and S. Mutans, which feed on
sugar and reduce the pH value in the mouth, causing acidity which
demineralizes teeth.

According to Dr. Damien Brady, the lead researcher at the Athlone Institute of Technology:

“Incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene
products would be an attractive alternative to chemical additives,
particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations. Also, with
increasing antibiotic resistance, it is important that we turn our
attention to new ways to combat microbial infection.”

Commercial kinds of toothpaste are full of harmful chemicals, like
sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride, triclosan, as well as artificial
sweeteners, such as aspartame, which have a detrimental effect on
health.

For instance, sodium lauryl sulfate influences the taste buds and leads
to a bitter taste, while Triclosan affects the endocrine glands. Hence,
you should always try to use some natural alternative.

We recommend the following natural toothpaste:


Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 15-30 drops essential oil (lemon, thieves, peppermint)
  • 2-3 tablespoons baking soda

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients, and use the paste on a daily basis.

You should definitely try oil pulling as well, as this technique
provides amazing effects. Just swish some coconut oil in the mouth for
20 minutes, and then spit it out to eliminate the absorbed bacteria from
the mouth. Repeat before meals

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