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.
On the other hand, we will suggest a natural toothpaste recipe which contains coconut oil:
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2-3 tablespoons baking soda
- 15-30 drops of lemon, thieves, or peppermint essential oil
Mix all the ingredients, and use the paste as any other.
Moreover, oil pulling is another way to protect your teeth and support dental health. You should swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in the mouth for about 5-20 minutes on an empty stomach.
Afterward, spit the oil, which will absorb the bacteria from the mouth, and leave the teeth clean, healthy, and white.