Dental care introduces the coconut oils as a novelty. Primarily introduced as an alternative for toothpaste, now it has proved to heal cavities. There are a lot of chemical substances that can be harmful for your health in the conventional toothpastes.
Many health issues can be triggered by infections and inflammations within the oral cavity. This includes hears diseases, stroke, respiratory issues, and dementia. You must visit your dentist on regular basis in order to prevent later complications. Furthermore, take care of your oral hygiene.
We provide for you the reasons why researches recommend coconut oil. A study conducted at the Athlone Institute examines different oils and their health benefits in oral care. Among the others, coconut oil was considered to be the best choice. As a natural antibacterial product it inhibits the growth of the bacteria in the mouth.
Tooth decay can be caused by Streptococcus and Streptococcus species. Also, by eating too much sugar, the pH level in our mouth is then dropped to acidic levels. With pH to acid level, teeth demineralize ad this can lead to teeth decay.
The lead researcher at the Athlone Institute, Dr. Damien Brady, stated the following:
“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.”
Opt for natural toothpaste and stay away from dangerous chemicals. Regular toothpaste contains fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Sodium lauryl sulfate gives you a bitter taste as it affects taste buds. Triclosan has an effect on the endocrine glands.
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 15-30 drops essential oil (lemon, thieves, peppermint)
- 2-3 tbsp. baking soda
Mix the ingredients together. Use it every day.
Oil pulling, have you ever tried it? It involves 20 minutes swishing of coconut oil in the mouth. Spit the oil after you finish the treatment. Do it before you eat or drink anything.