Brushing teeth with coconut oil: White teeth and no more cavities?

Coconut oil is a real all-rounder: repairs hair cares for skin, is much healthier when preparing food. As a toothpaste, coconut oil is supposed to make teeth whiter and make cavities disappear. Does it really work?
Beforehand: Yes! However, this is not magic, but a regular and thorough dental routine completely surprisingly prevents tooth discoloration and dental diseases. So if you want beautiful teeth, it is recommended to take care of your teeth a little more every day. But what exactly is it about this coconut oil that - according to rumors - is now best used as a substitute for toothpaste? Well, not exactly.

Brushing your teeth with coconut oil can work (!)
A 2012 study was the first to prove the antibacterial effect of coconut oil in the oral flora - responsible for this is lauric acid, which is naturally present in the flesh of the coconut. That's good news. The bad news: coconut oil alone is not enough to clean our teeth thoroughly, even make them whiter and protect them from caries. Researchers, therefore, warn: brushing teeth with coconut oil is far from replacing our usual dental hygiene. Coconut oil toothpaste can only have positive effects - similar to dental care chewing gums. To sustainably prevent tooth decay and maintain one's teeth whiteness, a commercially available toothpaste with fluoride is still the best choice. Brushing your teeth in the morning and evening, or preferably after every meal - just like we learned to do with our mothers. Many studies conducted several years ago have shown that this is effective and have been confirmed many times over. So it's a safe bet!

Recipe: Preparation of toothpaste with coconut oil
If you still want to try the toothpaste with coconut oil, the preparation is quite easy: The best way is to add liquid coconut oil (heat the solid oil minimally for this - it melts at 37 degrees) with a little baking soda, and for the taste with some sweetener and mint flavoring - ready is the coconut oil toothpaste.

Tried: My experience with oil pulling with coconut oil
Incidentally, the recommendations for oil pulling with coconut oil are similar. In addition to the usual dental hygiene, oil pulling can have positive effects - just like commercial mouthwashes. Since it can do no harm and many dentists now advocate oil pulling - provided you do not neglect conventional tooth brushing - I wanted to test it once.

Oil pulling can...
reduce gingivitis
fight harmful bacteria
improve oral hygiene
make teeth whiter

I have tried the oil pulling once. In this method, you move in the morning directly after getting up and before breakfast about a tablespoon of coconut oil full twenty minutes in the mouth dynamically back and forth. Gladly noisily pull through the teeth and bubble around nicely. What you do for whiter teeth and a healthy oral flora just so. Several toxins and bacteria are to be bound thereby. My test lasted for ten seconds. Maybe it was twenty seconds. Sorry, but it was so disgusting - I just couldn't bring myself to do it and I admire everyone who really does it every day. I know some and they swear by it - so feel free to try it out for yourself!

Coconut oil for white teeth: this is how it works
Put half a tablespoon to a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth. Cold, solid oil you need to melt a little beforehand or let it melt in your mouth.
Rinse your mouth with coconut oil, letting it coat your teeth and gums. Caution: Do not swallow the oil. Tip: If you have trouble rinsing with the oil without feeling the urge to swallow it, you're probably using too much. Spit it out and start over with less oil.

Rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste. Repeat daily until you achieve your desired effect.


 

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