Have you heard about the countless health benefits of coconut oil? It’s only one of the best natural products in the world. Recent research done at the Athlone Institute of Technology studied the effects of several natural oils on common bacteria found in the mouth. And to no one’s surprise coconut oil came out as the big winner.
Numerous researchers suggest that stroke, heart disease, respiratory issues, dementia, and other health problems are a result of poor dental health. This is where the Coconut Oil comes in. This amazing natural miracle is excellent for maintaining and improving dental health, among other things. While coconut oil’s bacteria fighting properties is nothing new, further studies suggested that enzyme-treated coconut oil may be a potential killer to the yeast Candida albicans, which causes thrush.
There are two ways that you can use coconut oil for good oral health.
Swish a spoonful of extra virgin coconut oil around in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. Make sure to not swallow the oil as it contains all the nasty mouth bugs. Spit it out in the bin and rinse teeth with water.
Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe
Here’s an all-natural toothpaste you can make at home.
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2-3 tablespoons baking soda
- 15-30 drops of peppermint essential oil
Melt coconut oil and blend with other ingredients. Pour into a glass jar and let cool. Use as you would use normal tooth paste.