One of the most useful and healthiest products we can use is coconut oil. In addition to its many medicinal applications, it seems to be very beneficial to dental health. Many medical professionals believe that respiratory problems, heart disease, dementia, strokes, and other serious illnesses all stem from oral infections.
However, irritants and dangerous chemicals abound in commercial toothpaste. The majority of them are packed with harmful ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, fluoride, and aspartame. Triclosan, for example, inhibits the endocrine glands, and sodium lauryl sulfate has an effect on taste buds.
On the other hand, this miraculous oil has potent antibacterial properties, and the digestive enzymes it contains provide an ability to destroy bacteria. Tooth decay in both, children and adults, is caused by Smutans and streptococcus.
According to Dr. Damien Brady, lead researcher at the Athlone Institute of Technology, coconut oil is a potent alternative to chemical additives as it is high in adjusted enzymes, and provides amazing effects at significantly reduced concentrations.
Here is how to make homemade coconut oil toothpaste:
- Half cup of coconut oil
- 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda
- 15-30 drops of essential oil (lemon, peppermint, thieves)
- Mix the ingredients in a suitable container, and use the paste instead of your commercial toothpaste.
To optimize your dental health, you should also try an ancient technique known as oil pulling. You should swish a tablespoon of this oil for 15-20 minutes on an empty stomach every morning. Then, spit it out and brush the teeth.
- This practice will whiten the teeth and eliminate all bacteria from the oral cavity.