Oral hygiene is very important for having an optimal oral health. If that is not the case our teeth and gums can be seriously damaged which will eventually lead to tooth loss or triggering other health issue like developing a heart disease. Therefore, in this article we shall present you a natural treatment based on coconut oil.
Coconut oil is highly beneficial oil offering a wide range of health advantages like protection against Alzheimer’s, lower risk of a cardiovascular disease and boosted immunity. Its potency lies in the unique fatty acid constitution, including: caprylic acid, lauric acid and capric acid.
But did you know that coconut oil is a great solution for having an optimal oral health?
Excellent oral hygiene for optimal oral health
This is of great essence if we want to keep our oral health at an optimal level. If that is not the case, then issues like infections, caries, tooth and gum damage, tooth loosening, and other damaging conditions are inevitable.
Our mouth cavity is packed with bacteria, but fortunately most of them are harmless if we keep them under control thanks to the implementation of a daily care. When there is improper oral hygiene the harmless bacteria can turn into harmful and thus triggering infections like cavities and gum disease.
Bear in mind the fact that in the human body every system and tissue is connected, so having a poor oral health can lead to other health issues like developing a heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke.
According to conducted studies the inflammation related to infections caused by oral bacteria can lead to cardiovascular diseases.
Furthermore, bad oral hygiene can lead to periodontal diseases- periodontitis which in some cases can be accountable for premature births and low birth weight.
Periodontitis is related to diabetes since this disease lowers body’s resistance to infections thus endangering the health of the gums. According to performed studies periodontitis is the sixth complication of diabetes.
In order to have a good oral health you need to consume healthy foods, replace the toothbrush you use every three months, quit smoking, drink moderately and brush your teeth at least two times a day.
Coconut oil – A great Ally of Great Oral Health
The use of coconut oil can be extremely beneficial for your oral health; its use will keep your teeth clean and healthy. It contains antibacterial agents and digestive enzymes that prevent the growth of bacteria in the mouth, and thus preventing the formation of cavities, and as well as treats the damaged teeth providing them with whiteness and brightness. Further on, its use will prevent the occurrence of foul breath as it will destroy the bacteria that cause it. Moreover, the indigenous Indians have used coconut oil for centuries and thus maintained good oral hygiene.
According to Dr. Damien Brady, and author of the study on the benefits of the use of coconut oil, states the following: “the coconut oil is one of the best alternatives to chemical additives in commercially available toothpastes. In addition, we attach great importance to finding new (more natural) ways to fight microbial infections. “
We shall present you a recipe of homemade toothpaste based on coconut oil which also includes the use of green clay which is well-known for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial and remineralizing properties.
Recipe of Homemade Toothpaste
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of green clay
- 15 to 30 drops of lemon essential oil
- Half a cup of coconut oil
Combine all the listed ingredients and mix until you obtain a smooth texture. Use the resulting paste just like your regular toothpaste.
This toothpaste lasts only for one week, and after this period prepare a new one and throw away the old one.