Coconut Oil – Efficient Dental Bacteria Killer
In the past few years one type of oil has become exceptionally popular among people who study the impact of food on human health. That’s coconut oil. This oil is not something new for the people of Asia and the Pacific and they’ve been using it for centuries. Coconut oil has strong nutritional value and healing properties and it should be present and used in every household.
Numerous studies have proven that coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer properties. It is used for healing of skin diseases, arthritis, hair loss, diabetes, migraine, chronic fatigue etc. in the recent time coconut oil is mentioned very often as a substitution for toothpastes.
Instead of using chemical compounds, coconut oil uses its own ingredients to fight bacteria in a natural way. As we have mentioned before coconut oil is known for its antibacterial properties but people usually used it on their skin. It has been scientifically proven that coconut oil is very efficient against bacteria which can be found in the mouth especially against Candida Albicans.
Candida Albicans is yeast that is normally found in the human digestive system. This yeast can cause fungal diseases of the skin, nails, mucous membranes and internal organs. It is often found in the oral cavity and it can lead to some serous conditions like thrush infection. The main reason for occurrence of this yeast is weakened immunity system caused by poor diet.
In this case the infection expands rapidly. It is good to point out that Candida Albicans can be most often found in older people, children and pregnant women.
Candida Albicans can be treated with various dental products found in the pharmacies, but most of them come with side effects which mean that after you are finished with the treatment you can expect to threat something else. Coconut oil is the best natural alternative to any of these products. Coconut oil can successfully prevent and restrain the expansion of this infection.
Coconut oil is also very effective against Streptococcus mutans – bacteria which sticks to the teeth and produces acid which contributes to tooth decay. This oil has proven to be very efficient germ and bacteria killer. It also keeps the health of the gums on the highest level.
Finally, many people consider coconut oil to be great tooth whitening agent. By holding a certain amount of coconut oil in your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes 2-3 times a week, you can expect to get much whiter teeth. You can also use coconut oil on your brush and simulate tooth brushing.
Many pharmaceutical companies are planning to include coconut oil in their products, but until then people can buy coconut oil from the stores. Coconut oil is also available on the internet. Those who are planning to purchase this oil should take few things into consideration. First of all, the oil should have USDA certification as a proof of its quality. Another important thing is to look for coconut oil that is unrefined, cold-pressed and completely organic.