Recent research revealed that coconut oil can destroy the bacteria that causes dental cavity (tooth decay). Dental cavity is the destruction of the outer surface of a tooth which is caused by bacteria that live in plaque, which is the sticky substance that forms on teeth.Collage

Coconut oil prevents cavities naturally.

Coconut oil crashes yeast known as candida albicans which enables dental diseases. This yeast is a result of diet consisting of processed foods and sugar.  Candida infection can lead to digestive issues as well.

“Dental bacteria is a commonly overlooked health problem affecting 60-90% of children and the majority of adults in industrialized countries. 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”- said Dr. Damien Brady.

Coconut oil helps the process of absorbing calcium by the body which in turn makes your teeth stronger.

Due to the fact that coconut oil absorbs heavy metal in the body, it is also great for your gums health and even teeth whitening.

How you can use coconut oil to prevent cavities?

Take a spoon of oil and apply it around in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes. Spit it out and brush your teeth after. This process is known as pulling.  And, if you do this couple times a week your teeth will get whiter.

Oil pulling has been scientifically shown to substantially reduce problematicStreptococcus mutans bacteria. Global Healing Center states:

“Another study [published in the African Journal of Microbiology Research], conducted in 2008 found a “remarkable reduction in the total count of bacteria” in the mouth, and an overall marked reduction in susceptibility dental cavities. The antibacterial activity of sesame oil was also studied and found to have an effect on the Streptococcus mutans in the mouth. In fact, these studies showed an overall reduction of bacteria from 10 to 33.4 percent in participants, and after 40 days of oil-pulling, participants were found to show 20 percent in average reduction in oral bacteria.”

As multiple studies have proven that coconut oil intake can help you prevent cavities and be a healthy solution without any potential side effects, do not hesitate to try.