We all know what a proper dental care includes: brushing, mouth wash and floss.
However, there is one dental care not everyone knows, and it is oil pushing with coconut oil. All you need to do is rinse mouth with one tablespoon of coconut oil. This oil removes dangerous bacteria that can cause harm to your teeth, and also cause bad breath. Anyway, this method grows its popularity every day, but it is a very old Ayurveda medicine. Additionally, coconut oil keeps your teeth white.
Use Coconut Oil as Toothpaste
Use this oil as toothpaste to avoid tooth decay, eliminate bad breath and lower the risk of gingivitis.
It is recommendable to use only virgin coconut oil, which you can find with a reasonable price. The procedure of preparing your own coconut oil toothpaste is very simple.
This is what you need:
Melt about 30 grams of virgin coconut oil in a bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and mix using a fork until you get a paste.
Coconut oil becomes solid under 24-26 degrees, so pull the remains in the trash instead of the sink.
Moreover, to eliminate bad breath, use this paste for brushing the tongue. Coconut oil includes antimicrobial properties to destroy bacteria that are present on the tongue and cause bad breath. Also, you will feel the light and fresh coconut scent, including freshness and cleanliness that few commercial toothpastes offer.