Did you know that a tablespoon of coconut oil daily will improve your oral health and fight caries? Coconut oil is a powerful antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial agent which can treat caries and tartar buildup on your teeth better than any commercial toothpaste.
According to a recent study conducted at the Institute of Technology of Athlone, coconut oil eliminates all bacteria it comes in contact with in the oral cavity. It is also effective against Candida albicans, a fungi found in processed foods and sugar which is often responsible for dental problems. Candida albicans can also harm your digestive system and needs to be eliminate from your body sooner rather than later. Here’s how to prepare a natural coconut oil-based remedy that will keep your oral cavity clean:
- 7 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 7 tablespoons of baking soda
- 30 drops of your favorite essential oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon of Stevia
Mix the ingredients in a small bowl, then pour the mixture in a glass container and use it to brush your teeth instead of a regular toothpaste. Regular usage of the mixture will clean your oral cavity and keep your teeth disease-free.