Definitely the Coconut Oils is maybe the next big thing in dental health.
Maybe you have used it as an alternative toothpaste, but did you know that this oil is extremely effective in healing cavities!
Different infections in the oral cavity can make a lot of complications like heart diseases, stroke, respiratory issues, and dementia. According to this it is of great importance to take proper care of your dental health and thus avoid such complications.
A study done at the Athlone Institute, showed that the coconut oil has the best effects on the oral health, 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 toothpastes are full of harmful chemicals. They contain sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride, triclosan, as well as artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, which have a detrimental effect on health.
Let me give you an example. The sodium lauryl sulfate influences the taste sensations and leads to a bitter taste, while Triclosan affects the endocrine glands. This is just one reason why you should always try to use some natural alternative.
Here is a recipe for an excellent natural toothpaste:
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 15-30 drops essential oil (lemon, thieves, peppermint)
- 2-3 tablespoons baking soda
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.