Top 5 Reasons Why Coconut Oil Can Make Your Teeth Happy
If there is one thing we learned, nature is almost always better at keeping us healthy compared to commercially produced products. Right now, thousands of companies are returning back to nature's ingredients to keep everyone happy and healthy. This time, everyone is turning to virgin coconut oil to keep their teeth happy.
Here are the Top 5 reasons why coconut oil can make your teeth happy.
It is Cost-Efficient Only a small amount of virgin coconut oil needs to be used every session; therefore, each bottle can last for a few months! Compare that to the ordinary toothpaste where you need to place a sizable amount on your toothbrush from a small cylinder.
Never Worry About Harmful Chemicals We dare you to read your toothpaste labels. You will most likely see a list of some of these harmful toxins/chemicals included
Sodium Fluoride: classified by the American College of Toxicology as a pesticid
Triclosan: classified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a pesticide.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: detergent and cleansing agent. Stays in the body up to 5 days.
Propylene Glycol: prolonged contact leads to brain, liver and kidney abnormalities
Diethanolamine (DEA): disrupts hormones and forms cancer-causing nitrates
Natural Way of Fighting Cavity Armed with antibacterial properties, VCO is the a natural way of killing streptococcus mutans and plaque responsible for tooth decay. Simply massage your gums 10 minutes daily and you're good to go!
Awesome alternative to Mouthwash A study verified the 3,000 year old Ayurvedic practice, an Indian healing system, scientifically works. This process is called Oil Pulling. It "pulls out" cavity-causing bacteria and other debris from your mouth. Think about it as coconut oil acting like a magnet for bacteria and debris. While mouthwash involves gargling the liquid in your mouth, oil pulling is a bit different. You can read more about it here.
Place one tablespoon on your mouth before brushing your teeth.
Swill the oil around your mouth by pushing, pulling, and drawing it through and around your teeth for 10-15 minutes. If it is your first time, try it for 5 minutes first.
Do not swallow or gargle the oil.
Cleanse your teeth from the debris by toothbrushing.
No Foam! These foaming agents are called surfactants such as sodium laurel sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate (SLS), or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLES). These create bubbles in your mouth to make it feel like the toothpaste is working when in reality, it causes issues with the functioning of your taste buds by breaking up the phospolipids in your tongue.
How to Make Homemade Toothpaste
Virgin Coconut Oil (5 tbsp). Read How to Choose High Quality Virgin Coconut Oil.
Baking Soda (5 tbsp)
Mixing bowl or large bowl
Container/Jar to place the finished product.
Food Grade Essential Oil to taste. This is not necessary but if you need to flavor it a bit, you can place citrus or peppermint flavor.
How to Start
It's very simple! Just mix all the ingredients together. You can place the ingredients in a blender to have a smoother texture. Feel free to experiment on the different food grade essential oils!
To use, simply use a spoon/popsicle stick to place the oil from the jar to your toothbrush. You can also opt to dip your toothbrush in the jar.
Pretty soon, you will have happy and healthy teeth!
Before buying that bottle of virgin coconut oil, we recommend reading How to Choose High Quality Virgin Coconut Oil to find out why fresh-centrifuged VCO is the best VCO to choose from.