You may already know about the countless health benefits of coconut oil. But, did you know that it is also very helpful for your dental hygiene? According to studies, coconut oil is excellent in form of a toothpaste, especially for kids as it has no chemicals and does not cause irritations.
Dental problems can contribute to many other health problems such as dementia, stroke, respiratory and heart problems. This is why it is so important to pay close attention to it.
According to a new study conducted at the Athlone Institute, coconut oil can keep our teeth perfectly healthy, can kill bacteria, as it contains digestive enzyme that kills bacteria in the mouth.
One of the number one reasons for tooth decay are the acidic bacteria S Mutans and Streptococcus. They use sugar for energy to cause acidity in the mouth which makes teeth demineralized and cause them to decay.
According to Dr. Damien Brady, main expert of Athlone Technology Institute, coconut oil with its enzymes is amazing for the dental health and better than chemical items with additives.
Ordinary toothpastes contain triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride and sweeteners like aspartame that are UNHEALTHY.
Here’s how to prepare a natural, healthy toothpaste:
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp baking soda
- 15-30 drops lemon or mint oil
Mix them all to make a paste.
You can also get spoonful of the oil and swish it in the mouth for 20 min before the breakfast.