Coconut Oil Is Better Than Any Toothpaste According To New Study

Many people seek an alternative way to ensure a healthy oral hygiene naturally. In regard to this, one of the best product for your mouth is coconut oil.

Have you ever heard of the newest alternative to a toothpaste made from coconut? This latest discovery will provide you great benefits for your oral health.

Scientists believed that coconut oil could treat cavities and oral infections which may end up to severe health problems such as cardiac problems, cerebrovascular diseases, lung problems and may even induce mental problems.

There are studies that show why coconut oil is the best treatment for preventing bacterial development which affects your oral hygiene.

These bacterias grow in the mouth, such as Streptococcus Salivarius and Streptococcus mutans, live in sugar and moisture environment which causes an imbalance of pH values in the mouth which eventually cause tooth decay and gum infection.

Due to an increase in antibiotic resistance, it is much efficient to prevent this outcome by using a more natural and also effective remedy. These alternatives are effective in fighting microbial infection rather than use medications with antibiotic properties according to a researcher at the Athlone Institute of Technology.

The newly produced coconut-based toothpaste with natural enzymes is now a famous feat for an alternative way in protecting oral health rather than using a synthetic product with different chemical compounds that could irritate our mouth.

Most typical toothpaste contains sodium sulfate, fluoride, triclosan, aspartame and other harmful compounds that could irritate the mouth and affect the normal balance of pH levels. Sodium sulfate irritates your taste buds and sometimes harms it if it's in high concentration. Triclosan could affect your endocrine glands in the mouth which produce saliva and also enzymes essential for mastication and absorption.

These are the products for your coconut-based toothpaste:
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • 3-6 Tbsp mixture of lemon extracts, peppermint, and thieves essential oil
  • 1 Tbsp. baking soda
Mix the ingredients in a cup until it becomes a thick, glossy paste. Directly brush it on the mouth then wash it afterward. You could also directly set the coconut oil in the mouth and set it for 5 minutes which reduces bacterial growth. Wash it vigorously after spitting it out.