At the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland, researchers have studied the compared effects of both coconut oil and toothpaste inside of the mouth to see which one had the most beneficial results.
What they had discovered is that just by taking a spoonful of coconut oil instead of using toothpaste can have a lot more of an effect on the hygiene in your mouth.
How exactly does coconut oil defeat toothpaste?
For starters, coconut oil has the ability to prevent tooth decay better than any brand mouthwash/toothpaste with fluoride you could find in your local grocery store.
Also, there are no side effects at all when using coconut oil simply for the fact that it is a natural substance, containing no chemicals or anything foreign words you would have to worry about.
Furthermore, coconut oil has been proven to kill common strains of bacteria found in your mouth, much better than toothpaste ever could, including the elimination of some certain harmful strains referred to as Candida albicans.
How to Use coconut oil as a substitute for toothpaste?
The study recommends that you use only a spoonful of coconut oil when brushing your teeth.
The process is called “oil pulling” which essentially means that you swish the coconut oil around in your mouth for about 30 minutes, or until it melts, and then spit out into the sink.
Make sure you do not swallow the oil as to avoid consuming all of the nasty junk it just got done removing from your teeth.
What are The Other Uses of coconut Oil?
Despite being incredibly healthy addition to your cooking, and a substitute for your toothpaste, coconut oil can be used for variety of other simple fixes to daily routines.
Coconut oil can be used in beauty products, home remedies, first aid solutions, hair solutions, etc. It goes well with just about anything that is wrong in your life.