We all know that to maintain proper oral hygiene we need to use toothbrush, dental floss and mouth wash but quite a few of us are familiar with the amazing benefits of rinsing the mouth with coconut oil. You just need to use this “oil pusher” that is one tablespoon of this oil which will kill harmful bacteria that destroy your teeth and are the main culprit for bad breath. Although this method is becoming more and more popular actually it is used in an ancient Ayurveda medicine, 3000 ago. Coconut oil also helps in keeping your teeth white.
If you decide to use this natural toothpaste with coconut oil you will be safe from gingivitis, reduce the risk from tooth decay, eliminate the bad breath etc. All of this is because of antimicrobial properties of coconut oil. Be careful because some web sites sell coconut oil for cosmetic use which contains chemicals not suitable for oral consumption.
Virgin coconut oil is recommended especially the Coconut oil brand because it has reasonable price and with good quality. It is also organic and is quite easy to be prepared -homemade toothpaste with coconut oil. In a bowel melt several tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil (30g). Then add about 45g of baking soda. Mix with a fork until you obtain a mixture similar to commercial toothpaste. This mixture also helps in teeth whitening because of the sodium bicarbonate.
Apply this toothpaste just as the toothpaste from the store. But you must be aware that coconut oil hardens above 24-26 degrees so some people may choose to spit out the toothpaste after brushing in the trash not in the sink. We know that the oil weigh less than the water so the oil floats and doesn’t remain on the pipes. Though, you shouldn’t throw the oil in the sink in order to avoid polluting the environment. Use this toothpaste to brush the tongue as well. Its antimicrobial properties will destroy the bacteria on the tongue which cause bad breath. Also you will feel the pleasant and fresh coconut scent which is rarely obtained with ordinary toothpaste and in the same time you will avoid harmful chemicals found in commercial toothpaste. We appreciate that you have read this text and if you think it is useful share it with family and friends.