Im sure you have all heard by now that coconut oil has some serious health benefits. But did you know those health benefits extend to your mouth and teeth? Keeping reading to find out more.
1. Naturally Whitens Your Teeth
Coconut Oil does not whiten teeth by bleaching but instead with lauric acid which comprises about half the fatty acid content in Coconut Oil.
I know the acid part sounds scary but it's completely harmless, in fact breast milk contains around 6% Lauric Acid and cow's milk around 3%. Lauric Acid helps fight and kill harmful bacteria found in plaque and it is this plaque that makes your teeth turn that not so attractive yellow colour.
2. Helps Kills Bad Breath
Bad breathe or as your dentist would call it Halitosis is in most cases caused by the smell of gases and other chemicals produced by the bacteria in your mouth. The lauric acid found in Coconut Oil helps to fight and kill off this bacteria in your mouth which as it turns out, helps reduce bad breath!
3. Fights Gingivitis
Gingivitis is caused by inflammation of the gums generally brought about by poor oral hygiene. If left untreated for too long it can lead to tooth loss and some other pretty serious conditions.
However luckily for us the previously mentioned Lauric Acid found in Coconut Oil is proven to be antimicrobial. What does that mean i hear you asking? Basically, Coconut Oil has been proven to to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi found in the mouth. Helping reduce inflammation of the gums and fight off any potential chances of you getting Gingivitis.
4. Fights Plaque Build Up
As we now know Gingivitis is caused by inflammation of the gums brought about by our immune system attacking the bacteria in plaque. For this bacteria to stick to our teeth though it needs to create a thin layer of what is known as Plaque. Coconut Oil kills the harmful bacteria in plaque, never giving it it a chance to create that thin layer of yuck you can sometimes feel on your teeth.
5. Heels & Strengthens Your Gums & Teeth - Avoiding Problems Future You Might Have
Whether you're fighting gum and mouth disease right now or you just want to protect yourself going forward (you should!). Coconut Oil is a no brainer when it comes to your mouth and teeth healthy.
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