Some of us begin the day by brushing our teeth. The ultimate goal is whiter teeth and a great smile. But we also want to be healthy at the same time, and we want to achieve that the right way. Some prefer plain white toothpaste, while others prefer mint – flavored. So, if it’s not safe to buy commercial toothpaste, how do you keep your teeth clean and safe? Well, a healthy diet and oil pulling can go a long way to maintaining your oral health.
Having whiter teeth is a goal that is absolutely achievable and one that doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. So we’ve covered you when it comes to a toothpaste. You can make one at home, it’s easy and cheap, and you use safe ingredients.
How about a coconut oil toothpaste?
Have you heard about coconut oil’s countless health benefits? It’s just one of the world’s best natural products. Recent research on the effects of several natural oils on common bacteria found in the mouth at the Athlone Institute of Technology. And coconut-oil came out as the big winner, to no one’s surprise.
Not only is it good for your skin, it also works wonders for your teeth. If you’re looking for a way to improve your dental health, coconut oil toothpaste is your best choice.
Numerous researchers suggest that the result of poor dental health is stroke, heart disease, respiratory problems, dementia, and other health problems. This is where the Coconut Oil comes in.
Among other things, this amazing natural miracle is excellent in maintaining and improving dental health. While the bacteria fighting properties of coconut oil is nothing new, further studies have suggested that coconut oil treated with enzymes could be a potential killer to the Candida albicans yeast, which causes thrush.
You can use coconut oil for good oral health in two ways.
Swish for 15-20 minutes a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth. Avoid swallowing the oil as it contains all the nasty bugs of the mouth. Spit it in the bin and rinse the teeth with water.
If you’re interested in natural remedies and organic products, you’ve probably heard everything about oil pulling practice. Oil pulling requires you to use an edible oil (usually coconut) teaspoon or so to swing around your mouth as a way to take care of your teeth.
According to a study published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, oil pulling practice dates back hundreds of years in South Asian and Indian medicine. Both cultures consider oil to be a healthy body tissue ingredient, and the idea is that as the oil is swung and pulled through your mouth, it removes the bacteria that can lead to plaque and gingivitis. Some claim the practice has resulted in whiter teeth and reduced sensitivity.
With more and more people looking for natural remedies for a healthier body, oil pulling is one of the remedies that grows up in topics of dental hygiene. Natural living enthusiasts have eagerly picked up the habit of pulling oil in search of the supposed benefits with some swishing oil for up to 30 minutes a day.
Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe
Here’s a DIY all natural toothpaste you can make at home.
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda
- 15-30 drops of peppermint essential oil
Melt the coconut oil and blend it with the other ingredients. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and let it cool. Use this mixture as you would use normal toothpaste.
Coconut oil can clean your teeth better than any fluoride-based mouthwash or toothpaste on the market. Additionally, since coconut is natural, there are zero side effects and no chemicals to worry about.
The study says that coconut oil is better than toothpaste to kill common bacterial strains in the mouth. That includes something called Candida albicans that is particularly harmful.
Coconut oil has properties in the mouth that remove yeast. Yeast is associated with common dental diseases and decline, so reducing yeast will make it harder for dental diseases to thrive.
Yeast is not only bad for the health of the tooth, it also has side effects on the digestive tract. Yeast seems to live best in environments where food and sugar are high in your diet. In most tooth care products, coconut oil is also an effective alternative to chemicals.