Widely known as a body moisturizer, coconut oil has many oral health benefits as it contains lauric acid, which has been scientifically proven to neutralize harmful bacteria in the mouth that can lead to bad breath and gingivitis. In severe cases, gingivitis or inflammation of the gums can progress to gum disease and early tooth loss. In efforts to prevent this outcome, its antibacterial and moisturizing properties can be implemented in the following modes:
1. Mouthwash: As an ingredient in Hello Activated Charcoal Extra Freshening Mouthrinse, coconut oil offers a dual benefit as germ killer and gum tissue soother.
2. Oil Pulling: Used for centuries in many parts of the world, coconut oil is a tool for direct plaque bacteria removal. Swishing with Desert Essence Coconut Oil for increments of five to twenty minutes can effectively collect together harmful toxins.
3. Crest Gum and Sensitivity Toothpaste: Listed in the ingredients of this new favorite sensitivity paste, you'll find cocamidopropyl betaine, a substance that not only makes for a less foamy, smooth and creamy toothpaste, but also aids as an oral massager.
4. Nuby Baby Natural Soothing Gel: the same properties that aid in gum massage provide relief to infants during the teething process.
Coconut Oil offers many solutions for personal care and its attributes as an antimicrobial and tissue soother make it an excellent choice for oral care.