A lot of people are aware that dental floss, brushing and mouth wash are part of dental care. However, there are a lot of people that have not heard about mouth care using coconut oil.
One of the most amazing methods for oil pulling is with using coconut oil. In order to experience its benefits you have to use 1 tablespoon of coconut and swish it in your mouth for as long as you can. It will help you to remove all bacteria and different problems including bad smell.
You can also use coconut oil to fight against gum disease and reduce plague. Gingivitis is a gum inflammation and the main reason for it is the dental plague built up and all dangerous bacteria.
One recent research proved that coconut oil can reduce the plague built up and reduce the signs of gingivitis by simple oil pulling using coconut oil.
Nowadays, coconut is very popular and even though is relatively a new ingredient it is used in the Ayurveda 3 millennia ago.
Another amazing thing you can do with coconut oil is this homemade DIY toothpaste that can be used to prevent tooth decay, remove bad breath and other problems. Coconut has antimicrobial properties and it is the main ingredient.
You can find raw virgin coconut, which can be bought in many shapes and it is not expensive. You should avoid buying coconut oil for cosmetic purposes because it is processed and it has many chemicals.
Halitosis also known as bad breath is a problem that is embarrassing for a lot of people. Bad breath appears because of residue from acid-forming foods, including protein and sugar and it sticks to the teeth, mouth and tongue.
That is why there is baking soda in this recipe. Baking soda is able to rebalance the levels of acid and it can prevent and treat halitosis.
Amazing DIY paste that can help you to whiten your teeth
It is a simple and easy process. The first thing you should do is melt 2 tablespoons of coconut in a bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and use a fork to stir it until a paste is formed.
That is it. Your homemade paste is done. It will keep your gums healthy and it can whiten your teeth as well. The use is the same like any other toothpaste. You should also be aware that coconut oil becomes solid at a temperature of 24-26 degrees.
If you want to remove bad breath you should also use the paste to brush your tongue. You will remove the bacteria from the tongue and the bad breath will be gone. The best part of using this homemade paste is its aftertaste.