Coconut oil prevents tooth decay

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Mon. Oct. 8, 2012

(NaturalHealth365) If you are searching for a natural cavity fighter than you should consider making coconut oil a part of your diet. Coconut oil is known as a natural antibiotic and it has been found to destroy the bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Researchers discover that coconut oil kills unfriendly bacteria

Researchers at the Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, reported at the Society for General Microbiology autumn conference at the University of Warwick, England that coconut oil has antibacterial qualities combating strains of Streptococcus, which commonly inhabit the human mouth.

Dr. Damien Brady, along with a team of researchers, found that digested coconut oil stopped most of the bacteria from multiplying. What the team found was that semi-digested coconut oil destroys Candida albicans yeast that causes thrush. They believe that coconut oil in a semi-digested state, may have commercially viable antimicrobial qualities for the oral health care industry.

Has your dentist been brainwashed by commercial advertisers?

Coconut oil is an anti-bacterial that kills bacteria that cause ulcers, threats throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum diseases and other bacterial infections. It is anti-carcinogenic; it has antimicrobial properties, helps prevent the spread of cancer cells by enhancing the immune system. It is a known anti-fungal, while being able to suppress inflammation and repairs.

Coconut is not some new aseptic product; it’s been working with mankind on virtually all infectious agents. About half of coconut oil consists of lauric acid fatty acids know to protect against infections from bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi, and parasites. Bottom line, even if your dentist won’t tell you, it’s much better to use coconut oil – than rely on (toxic) mouthwash products that promote cancer.

Dental disease is a serious health warning – pay attention

Dental caries affects 60-90 percent of children and a majority of adults in industrial countries. This fact points to lifestyle sharing the responsibility for the epidemic of dental disease.

The dental establishment looks at dental disease as an isolated event. But, dental disease is a warning, which lets you know there are systemic problems. This is a more comprehensive view that makes sense.

Find a qualified, biological dentist that fully understands the connection between dental health and overall optimal wellness.

Let’s face it – if dental drilling, root canals, pulling teeth, mass water fluoridation, tooth brushing, and toothpastes were that effective – people wouldn’t be seeing the increase in tooth decay and gum disease.

How to stop dental disease – naturally

Up to now, we have been led to believe we are powerless unless we use fluoride toothpaste, get fluoride treatments, brush and floss. What’s missing is that our teeth and gums become vulnerable in the wake of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. In truth, there is a strong connection between a healthy body and a mouth free of disease.

Dental health is a continuous effort, but it isn’t one that needs only the “band-aids” given out by the dental industry. It is by educating and learning what makes a healthy body that will automatically pay off when you do visit the dentist.

Coconut oil seems to display a remarkable ability to keep your whole body healthy and this may be one more reason that it should be part of your own customized program to keep the drill out of your mouth.

Try this “tip of the day” – every morning take a tablespoon of coconut oil and mix it with your saliva for about 10 minutes, then spit it out. Do it every day for a week and tell us about your experience by posting your comments below.


About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

Sources:
http://preventdisease.com/news/12/090212_Antibacterial-Action-of-Coconut-Oil-Combats-Tooth-Decay-When-Consumed.shtml
http://preventdisease.com/home/tips104.shtml
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/249804.php
http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html

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Comments

  • Naomi

    I have been doing oil pulling now for about a month and half and my teeth and gums have never looked healthier it literally eats the tarter off. I also eat 4 tablespoons every morning warmed with a little hemp milk. My skin is luminous!

  • Mark

    I have done this every morning for three weeks. My mouth feels very clean, and my teeth feel like they have been polished. Not to mention that when I used to brush my teeth I had a few sensitive spots that hurt to brush, but after three weeks they hurt no more. So far I have had nothing but an enjoyable experience from doing this with the coconut oil.

  • donn

    where can i buy this stuff.. coconut oil for teeth?

  • mik

    to donn >> oil pulling can be done with any kind of oil. So in this case, you just buy regular coconut oil.

    you can google something like “oil pulling” or “oil pulling india”

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_pulling

    good luck

  • Sohail

    I guess we could use the coconut oil instead of tooth paste and brush our teeth and see what happens.

    Has anyone tried to do that?

  • KatFer

    Just to be clear…. do we use coconut oil in lieu of brushing? If we are also to brush, would we brush before or after the coconut oil.

    Thanks for your help.

  • Ret

    Why spit it out??

  • Shelly

    You can find coconut oil usually in the organic section of your local grocery store. It’s sold in tubs, not bottles.

  • pm

    @donn

    Any coconut oil will do the job. You can buy this at any health food store and online.

  • Clark

    I have been doing oil pulling with coconut oil for a couple of weeks. As I have a tooth abscess, and the dentist wants to do a root canal or else pull it, I am working on reducing the abscess. So far the oil pulling is working, as the abscess is going away. I also use a slice of garlic on the swelling and that helps, too. I recommend using coconut oil for oral health.

  • Simon

    “Candida albicans yeast that causes thrust”

    - what’swrong with ‘thrust’ , I’d like to know

    :p
    :p
    :p

  • Clark

    You can buy extra virgin coconut oil from Swanson products.

  • Linda

    You can buy coconut oil at any health food store. Look for Unrefined Organic Extra Virgin. Do not buy the refined as it has been processed to remove some of the beneficial ingredients. You can find hundreds of uses for it, not just for oral care. I melt it on my airpopped popcorn, cook my eggs and saute onions with it. I spread it instead of butter on my toast. Tastes great and is much better for you. Is also a great makeup remover and skin moisturizer. Enjoy!

  • R. Mackay

    I was suffering from detox overload, felt quite ill, then remembered about the detoxing effect of oil pulling. I used the coconut oil for about 15 minutes. About an hour after that, all the detox symptoms were GONE and I felt much better.

  • Zirah

    In response to Donn’s question, fortunately you can buy coconut oil everywhere these days. Any of it can be used for teeth and in the 10 min. routine mentioned in this article, but I think raw, organic is best and I just found a great deal the other day on Artisana brand at iHerb.com. Plus, if you use code CJG192 and are a new customer and order $40 or more you get $10 AND free shipping, as well as a pick from their free samples (I got an Amazing Grass meal packet worth $2.99)and some great trial offer products (I got some organic lip balm for 33 cents!). And, no, I don’t own stock in the company or work there,….just love finding good deals and sharing the info with others. :-)

  • Amanda

    I have coconut oil but it solid at room temperature. Can I use it like this or do I need to warm it up or what?

  • Donna

    You don’t need to buy Coconut oil for teeth….there is probably no such thing. You just buy the coconut oil that you would cook with which is basically all the same (I believe). You can buy it in the health food section of the grocery store or in a Health Food store.
    Been using it for some tie to cook eggs in and various other things. Very good for you but the Doctors tell you it is not good for you. Google Coconut oil and you will learn many things about the good it does. Buttt…I hadn’t heard about it for teeth until now. Thank you for that. Had done oil pulling in the past but with a different oil.

  • Lori Ryan

    why do you have to spit it out,isn’t it good for your teeth, and also would be good to swallow it? Maybe a teaspoon instead of a Tablespoon?

  • Nix

    Swallowing coconut oil is not normally a bad thing – the issue is that you don’t want to swallow oil that is full of toxins that you have just worked so hard to pull out :)

  • Davy Bayuk

    You need to spit it out after swishing with it so you don’t swallow all the toxins it just pulled out of your mouth. You don’t want to ingest that stuff after working diligently to remove them!

  • Bill

    Haven’t used it for ‘pulling’ but do eat a tablespoon in morning & evening along with using Phosphatidserine & ginko biloba to help my memory, as coconut oil has helped people with Alztimers, according to what I’ve read. Also I melt it, half & half with butter & use it like butter, tastes like butter, but feel it must be better for you, although butter itself is good for you also.

  • Tony Zitzelberger

    You should also look up coconut oil and altzhimers.

  • Patricia

    You spit it out because swishing it in your mouth for awhile pulls the toxins and germs out. You don’t want to swallow those and have to process them all over again. Use coconut oil in your cooking for the benefits in your body. I put 2 tablespoons in my oatmeal and use it for cooking throughout the day. It is solid at room temperature. It is melted on hot days. For oil pulling you just put the solid in your mouth it in seconds the warmth of your mouth melts it. Good health.

  • gloria

    You need to spit out the oil, after swishing it in your mouth for 10-20 minutes, because it pulls and collects bacteria from your mouth that you don’t want to swallow and reintroduce to your body. I melt the oil before swishing it, but if yo can “stomach” a tablespoon of hard coconut oil, it will melt in your mouth. I also add a drop of pure peppermint or oregano oil, which also have antibacterial properties and makes your mouth feel so clean. As for brushing your teeth, you can make your own paste with coconut oil, a bit of baking soda and a drop or two of peppermint, or spearmint oil (or whatever pure oil you like).

  • Mike Maybury

    I refer to this in the article above

    “What’s missing is that our teeth and gums become vulnerable in the wake of vitamin and mineral deficiencies.”

    I have eaten a wholefood vegetarian diet since age 17. However it did not keep me free from all dental caries, and, over time, I’ve accumulated a lot of fillings.
    I’m not age 77 and for the last few years I’ve needed no further fillings. I go for 6 monthly check-ups and , each time, the destist says, your teeth are good, no work to do.
    The main thing that I’ve done for the last ten years is to take several daily food supplements. I also use aloe vera as a mouth wash, and in my daiy drink that I carry around with me.
    ***********************************************************
    I do have a question about the eating of large quantities of coconut oil as recommended by some of these somments. Surely several tablespoons would contain an awful lot of calories.

  • Ellen

    Dental health comes from the inside! A truly healthy body supports healthy dentition. Ingesting coconut oil is wonderful. Oil pulling with coconut oil (and then spitting it out!) is a marvelous tool to assist the body in reducing its toxic load.

    Great article!

  • Alan K

    I’ve been using and ingesting coconut oil for a few years and it is amazing. The best coconut oil for you however is (raw organic virgin and unrefined).

    I’m not a dentist but i do have healthy teeth and havent drank flouridated water or used flouride toothpaste in 3+ years. I would still recommend flossing at the very least along with this coconut oil test just to get the stuff between the teeth. If you are going to brush I would suggest finding something with NO parabens, flouride, or sodium lauryl sulfate. I’ve been using this for about 2-3 years strong and I love it!!

    walgreens.com/store/c/jason-power-smile-enzyme-brightening-gel-toothpaste/ID=prod6056293-product?ext=gooPersonal_Care_PLA_Toothpaste_-_Whitening_prod6056293&adtype={adtype}&sst=0489a01f-c95f-c309-eaad-00005181a5d5

    Alan

  • Sakaya

    Dear Levine,
    Does eating raw coconut helps and does the same as I live in Tanzania and getting coconut oil is utterly impossible?
    Kindly advise,
    Edgar

  • Cindy Yacob

    I am doing this now. Coconut oil(organic) very inexpensive at Trader Joes.

  • star

    I buy my coconut oil from walmarts called lou anna or something and it is good i do oil pulling too but i found coconut oil is also good for the thyroid as well as turmeric so i use it . I also buy butter and mix coconut oil and olive oil in it to make it last longer as i sure am not getting the fake stuff .

  • Ray

    Could you use palm oil to do this?

  • Stella

    a good book to read is cure tooth decay and root canal coverup both very good books

  • Linda

    You also might be able to find a good quality coconut oil at your local Indian grocery, and at a reasonable price.

  • frank

    Thank u

  • Brian McLean

    I haven ‘t tried this, but I use coconut oil all the time for cooking etc. As a (maverick?) dentist, this makes all the sense in the world to me. Most commercial toothpastes are a witch’s brew of chemical crud.

    Dental decay, according to the “anointed” powers-that-be, is a topical or “surface” phenomenon. That means that decay occurs when teeth, bacteria and sugar get together. That is partly true. That is why brushing, flossing and limiting sugars are important. That is why oil pulling with coconut oil is very likely a benefit.

    But there is much evidence that the decay in our teeth is a “systemic” disease. That means that it has a great deal to do with what is going on in the rest of the body, NOT just what may be occurring on the surface of the teeth. Other comments are spot on when they point to poor mineral and vitamin nutrition as a cause.

    Dr. Brian McLean
    DentistryWithoutMercury.com

  • Mary

    I have been using coconut oil with a little aluminum-free baking soda for a long time. It leaves your teeth so clean you can hear them squeak when you brush!!

  • Vicki Scher

    The article mentioned taking 1 TBS of coconut oil in the morning, mix with saliva and spit it out. Why spit it out? One doctor has cured her husband of dementia by taking 4 TBS per day. It also helps with the stomach, ulcers, etc. I certainly would not spit it out!

    I live in Panama. We make it here and it is very plentiful.

  • luana

    I’ve been using Virgin coconut oil to brush my teeth twice a day
    I still needed to get my teeth cleaned – but I noticed no tartar build up as usual
    I also use it to rub on my legs for varicose viens and just to moisturize as well
    plus I put it on my toast for breakfast and use it for frying
    whatever I am frying
    I even use it for poping corn
    I purchase the raw virgin organic coconut oil by the pail size
    14 iters or so
    I love it

    hardly any more tartar and my gums look so healthy
    and feel healthy

  • Stephen Bausch

    I have been given to understand that the problem with almost every toothpaste and mouthwash is the ingredient ” glycerin”. I brush with Listerine, the only mouthwash I can find that does not contain glycerin.

    I have been using organic virgin coconut oil for a long time on rough skin, taken internally, cook with it and consume it by the tablespoon full. I rely on it for it’s good healing properties.


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