You probably heard about benefits of coconut oil for skin and hair, but very few people know that it can actually replace your toothpaste.
Study confirms that solid coconut oil can treat cavities.
Athlone Institute of Technology study confirms that coconut oil is of the effective ingredient to treat bacterial infection.
Why Coconut Oil is Future of Toothpaste?
According to researchers, growth of S.mutans that plays vital role in tooth decay can be inhibited by coconut oil.
Anti-bacterial ability exhibited by coconut oil isn’t new, Autumn meeting of the Society for General Microbiology at University of Warrick states that enzyme-treated coconut oil has potential to kill candida bacteria.
Dr. Damien Brady, the lead researcher at the Athlone Institute of Technology says, “Including enzyme-modified coconut oil in dental related products can be best alternative for chemical addictives.”
Your toothpaste consists of sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride and artificial sweeteners that affect your taste buds, detrimental effect on endocrine glands and gives you bitter taste.
Instead coconut oil ability can help to combat microbial infection, which is now become antibiotic resistant.
Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil
- Coconut oil – ½ cup
- Essential oil – 15-30 drops
- Baking soda – 1 tablespoon
Mix all listed ingredients to make thick paste.
Use it as paste every morning.
Swish one spoonful of extra virgin coconut oil for 15-20 minutes. Don’t swallow. Spit and rinse with water.