Did you know that using coconut oil can save you lots of money on dental care

By now everyone must be aware of the wonderful effects of coconut oil and all of its amazing uses. Its works like magic on your skin, heals scars in no time, and is very good in curing infections


But, you wouldn’t know that it is very good for your teeth, too. Coconut oil in it pure form is proved to help not only strengthen your teeth, but also cure various teeth ailments.

Read on to find out how coconut oil can help you without teeth problems.


1 Coconut oil and its benefits

Coconut oils are known to have many properties which help in many cures of many conditions. Recently in a study to test coconut oil’s biocidal properties, which act against the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, the results proved that the oil was extremely effective.

The workings of coconut oil were verified in its normal state and after it was treated with enzymes, in a process similar to digestion, the oils were tried against strains of Streptococcus bacteria, which is found in your mouth in abundance.


In the results, they found that the enzyme-modified coconut oil intensely constrains the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including the very serious Streptococcus mutans, a bacterium that produces acid that causes a great deal of tooth decay.

The breaking down of the fatty coconut oil by the enzymes turns it into acids, which are toxic to certain bacteria.

Coconut oil and its benefits

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2 Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling is a technique in which it is used as a mouth wash. In order to perform this remedy, put a teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it around for 15-20 minutes.


Doing so will reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in your mouth and cleanses it. The way oil pulling works is simple. Swishing the oil in the mouth causes the harmful bacteria to stick to the oil and oil dissolves them, leaving no trace of them as such. The more you repeated the process in a week, the more you remove a large amount of the bacteria and plaque in your mouth.

Oil Pulling

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3 Inexpensive treatment

Since coconut oil can be brought in bulk and is used in very less amount each time, the cost of the same comes to very little.

Chief researcher Dr. Damien Brady said, “Incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products would be an attractive alternative to chemical additives, particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations. Also, with increasing antibiotic resistance, it is important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection.”

 Inexpensive treatment

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4 No harmful chemicals

Conventional tooth paste and mouth washes which claim to sanitise your mouth contains antibacterial chemical called Triclosan which has been connected to worries over antibiotic resistance and endocrine disturbance.


These endocrine disrupting chemicals are cause of a serious concern. The chemicals are found to encourage a wide variety of health problems which include causing many types of cancers such as breast, ovarian, prostate, and testicular cancer, preterm and low birth weight babies.

Another major compound present in toothpaste and mouthwash is Fluoride. Fluoride is a known toxic business waste product that is a very potent poison to your body even in small amounts.

Coconut oil on the other hand is not treated with any kind of chemical and is not harmful in any kind to our body. It in fact only helps keeping our mouth free of bacteria.

No harmful chemicals

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