Many scientific studies have proved the amazing biological properties of the coconut oil in the fight against bacteria responsible for tooth decay.

The oil has been examined against strains of Streptococcus bacteria. In fact, the research has shown that coconut oil inhibits the growth of acid producing bacterium, Streptococcus mutants and Streptococcus bacteria – the major reasons of tooth decay.


However, the chief researcher of the study has said:

The incorporation of coconut oil into dental hygiene is an excellent alternative to the toxic chemicals consisted in most of the toothpastes.

6 Great Reasons To Replace Toothpaste With Coconut Oil

  1. No Chemicals

Triclosan is antibacterial chemical connected with the concerns over endocrine disruption and antibiotic resistance – found in many conventional toothpastes such as Colgate total.

Those endocrine chemicals lead to many health issues including: undescended testicles in boys, precocious puberty in girls, low birth weight babies, testicular, prostate, ovarian and breast cancer.

Fluoride is another toxic chemical found in conventional toothpaste. This industrial waste is extremely poisonous even in small amounts.

  1. Kills cavity-causing bacteria

According to many scientific studies, you can significantly reduce plaque and decay-causing Streptococcus mutants.

  1. No Foaming Agents

Surfactants such as sodium lauryl, sodium laureth sulfate and sodium laurel sulfate are also consisted in many in a lot of toothpastes.

These chemicals are responsible for the foaming action, but they also break up the phospholipids on the tongue and interfere with the taste buds’ function.

Coconut oil has potent antibacterial properties and maintains natural balance of the lipids on the tongue.

  1. Cheap

In order to keep your teeth clean, you will need a small amount of this oil. You will need one jar month, which is absolutely inexpensive.

  1. You can clean your dog’s teeth

Coconut oil is ideal for your pets too if you do not want to brush your dog’s teeth with conventional toothpaste. You only have to apply a coconut oil on a toothbrush brush your dog’s teeth.

Note: the following recipe is not recommended for pets.

  1. Easy to make

You will need just a several ingredients for the preparation of this natural toothpaste.

-        Bentonite clay – helps in drawing toxins from your gums and tongue.

-        Salt –

-        Stevia, xylitol or erythritol reduce cavities. Do not use Xylitol when you prepare toothpaste for your dog.

-        Essential oils – add additional therapeutic benefits and give flavor to the toothpaste.

-        Baking soda – whitens your teeth and also acts as an abrasive

You can also promote healthy teeth and remove bacteria by practicing Oil pulling.

Via Healthy Viral 24

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