According to Dr. Damien Brady, the main researcher from Athlone Institute of Technology,
“Involving coconut oil with adjusted enzymes in the products of dental hygiene represents an interesting alternative to chemical additives, especially because it works at considerably reduced concentrations. Plus, with bigger antibiotic hostility, it is essential for us to pay attention in finding and using some new ways to fight against microbial infection.”
In order to avoid the harmful chemicals, people should turn to more natural variants of teeth cleaning. Toothpastes are rich in triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride, and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, which might cause various health issues.
For instance, triclosan was linked to endocrine issues, and sodium lauryl sulfate was found to negatively affect the taste buds.
On the other hand, we will suggest a natural toothpaste recipe which contains coconut oil:
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2-3 tablespoons baking soda
- 15-30 drops of lemon, thieves, or peppermint essential oil
Mix all the ingredients, and use the paste as any other.
Moreover, oil pulling is another way to protect your teeth and support dental health. You should swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in the mouth for about 5-20 minutes on an empty stomach.
Afterward, spit the oil, which will absorb the bacteria from the mouth, and leave the teeth clean, healthy, and white.