Why You Should Start Using Coconut Oil as a Toothpaste

You just need to do is to put it on your mouth to communicate it with the enzymes located in your saliva.

Coconut oil can give a lot of health benefits as it even k1ll the bacteria related to tooth decay. Coconut oil was a safe alternative to commercially that use chemical products. You just need to do is to put it on your mouth to communicate it with the enzymes located in your saliva.

Coconut Oil May Be Better Than Commercial Toothpastes According to a Study

Studies that came from the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in Ireland examined the action of the coconut oil on the Streptococcus bacteria that occupy your mouth. They presented that it will hinder the development of bacteria which involves the Streptococcus mutans that create acids that can lead your teeth to rot when the oil was used with enzymes in the method related to digestion.

The team experimented with coconut oil, olive oil, and vegetable oil which all of it was in their natural environment and when used with enzymes.

But the coconut oil that was used with enzymes was the only one that revealed antimicrobial movement and the small amount of it can already have a positive impact.

Putting coconut oil in your mouth lets it communicate with the saliva which is only normal for the digestive enzymes on your body.

This study produces on past research that tested the enzyme-treated milk's effect which also revealed that it can help to stop dangerous bacteria from attaching on the tooth enamel.

The lead researcher, Dr. Damien Brady stated that their analysis revealed that the results of human digestion have an antimicrobial movement. He also thinks that the discovery was more vital for the future of the products of dental hygiene.

3 Good Reasons to Replace your Standard Toothpaste for Coconut Oil

Here are some reasons why it is best to use coconut oil rather than commercial toothpaste:

1. It’s natural and safe

A lot of commercial varieties of toothpaste possess toxic chemicals. Some toothpaste can set plastic in your gums while there are some that can cause c4ncer.

Here are the lists of some harmful effects of artificial commercial toothpaste:


Triclosan can result in antibiotic protection and hormonal disturbances. It is also connected to various kinds of c4ncers.


It is a poisonous manufacturing waste product. I have already encountered the secret risks and hazards of fluoride in the water.

Surfactants, such as sodium Laureth sulfate (SLS)

It has foaming compounds that can interrupt the function of your taste buds and can lead to canker sores.

You can avoid all of these dangerous outcomes if you will use coconut toothpaste.

2. It kills cavity-causing organisms

Coconut oil fights against Streptococcus mutans and decreases the risk of getting tooth decay which strikes around 60-90% of the kids based on the recent research and other study conclusions.

3. It’s not expensive

The bottle of coconut oil can last for a long period of time because you only need a small amount of oil. This toothpaste can also be created in your house which can improve the health state of it.

Coconut Oil and Baking Soda

You can use coconut oil alone as toothpaste or you can mix it with baking soda. Baking soda is a perfect alkalizer and helps to neutralize the acids in the mouth. It is also coarse. But baking soda is less abrasive and healthier for your teeth, unlike the commercial toothpaste.

Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Toothpaste

You can create a smaller or larger batch depends on how long would you wanted to last and what is the size of the container where you put the solution.

2 tablespoons unrefined virgin coconut oil

2 tablespoons baking soda


In a small container, combine coconut oil and baking soda until it became a paste. Use it as regular toothpaste and brush your teeth in the night and morning.

You can place the coconut oil jar in the bowl with warm water for a few minutes before you brush your teeth to smoothen the coconut oil or you can cut some of the coconut oil by the use of a spoon and put it on the toothbrush and immediately dissolves when you brush your teeth with it because of the body heat when you live in a place where the temperature was less than around 24°C (75°F) wherein the coconut oil will become solid.

Coconut Oil as a Mouth Wash (Oil Pulling)

Several years ago, the method of oil swishing or oil pulling was already used and it is a traditional folk treatment that was introduced for oral health in Ayurvedic medicine.

When you wake up in the morning and before eating anything, you should consume 2 tablespoons of coconut oil first. Wheeze the il in your gums, mouth, tongue, and teeth for 15-20 minutes. The oil will turn the color into yellowish or whiter color during that moment.

But you should not swallow the oil because your purpose was to eliminate the toxins and if you swallow the oil, you will only helping the toxins to get back in your body. Spit all the oil after around 20 minutes.

Coconut oil and Crushed Eggshells

I have already written some articles about eggshells toothpaste and you can look for the ingredients for crushed eggshells and coconut oil toothpaste and on how you can use eggshells to treat cavities in my article.

Coconut Oil and Gum Massage

Coconut oil can be used as a gum massage therapy. The research that was released in the Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology revealed that using coconut oil for 3 weeks can decrease Lactobacillus Streptococcus mutans that was present in the mouth and help to lessens the plaque production.

The research also revealed that olive oil and sesame oil can help to decrease the bacteria in the mouth.

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