The teeth whitening gel found in our organic coconut oil teeth whitening kit is made up of two main ingredients. The first being coconut oil which is explained in detail below and the second being pure Sodium Bicarbonate which is a chemical & aluminum-free food grade powder.
What is coconut oil?
Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from coconut, and is one of the world's richest sources of saturated fat. But what makes the saturated fad found in coconut oil so unique is that it is made up of almost entirely medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are metabolized differently than the long-chain fatty acids found in most other foods, and they have many potential health benefits. Now i won't go further into the science of why coconut oil is so beneficial for you but if you are interested reading more head over to Authority Nutrition.
What are the benefits of coconut oil?
It can help kill harmful Mouth Bacteria
Lauric acid found in coconut oil attacks harmful bacteria found in your mouth that can cause bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.
It can prevent tooth decay and loss
Coconut oil attacks two groups of bacteria, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus. There are several studies suggest that coconut oil can reduce these bacteria as effectively as chlorhexidine, which is the active ingredient used in many mouth rinses.
It can reduce plaque and help fight against disease
In one study it was found that after 30 days using coconut oil plaque was reduced by 68% and gingivitis decreased by 56%. This is a major reduction in both plaque and gum inflammation.
For more information on anything mentioned in the article and for links to any studies cited head over to: Authority Nutrition - Why Coconut Oil is Good for Your Teeth