Coconut oil is better than any toothpaste according to new study.
Oral hygiene is very important, not only for not having yellow teeth and bad breath, but also to prevent cavities, tartar and wounds.
If the toothpaste you purchase on the market can not provide maximum protection, it is time to switch to some natural remedies.
What can eliminate harmful bacteria, according to experts is an enzyme that is modified in coconut oil.
In a study in 2012 conducted by the Athlone Institute of Technology was found that coconut oil can be remove Streptococcus, Candida albicans, and Strep mutans – all causing problems with oral health.
Study leader Demian Brady said enzyme from coconut oil is a good substitute for chemical additives that are added to toothpastes.
This study still has not completed all the necessary research to be used in the manufacture of products for dental health, but it can not stop people to use coconut oil for mouthwash.
This oil have long been used for oral health.
How to use?
You can find some different Ayurvedic toothpaste out on the market, but currently the most popular and most effective ones are containing neem (Azadirachta indica). We singled out a recipe for you that is especially effective for healthy teeth and gums.
This homemade toothpaste does not contain fluoride. It has antibacterial properties because of the presence of coconut oil, baking soda and xylitol.
All the ingredients are easily available, making this natural toothpaste very easy to make, here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon xylitol (or other sugar substitute, needed for taste)
- 1 tablespoon neem powder
- 15 drops of mint essential oil/aroma or other flavor by choice
The procedure is also very simple, just mix all ingredients in a bowl until you get the consistency of a paste.
Depending on the outside temperature, coconut oil could harden. For ease of use, you can store the paste it in a small glass jar.