10 Proven Health Benefits of Coconut Oil [2020 UPDATE]

3 – Is coconut oil good for your teeth?

Lauric acid is one of several MCFAs that has the ability to neutralize harmful mouth bacteria that can result in gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMC: PMC3119748

Researchers have revealed that the growth of the acid-producing bacterium Streptococcus mutans found in the mouth, and a major cause of tooth decay, is inhibited by coconut oil.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 18408265

Coconut oil that has been digested is capable of attacking the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. According to scientists, it’s a natural antibiotic which could also be integrated into commercially made dental hygiene products.3✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1186/1471-230X-10-52

Is coconut oil pulling safe?

According to a study, coconut oil pulling is a safe and effective alternative to chemically formulated mouthwash.4✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 27084861

How to oil pull with coconut oil?

  1. It’s best to oil pull first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything.
  2. Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in your mouth.
  3. Gently swish the oil in your mouth for 10 to 20 minutes, making sure it gets between your teeth. Do not swallow any of the oil.
  4. Spit the oil out into the toilet.

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