Coconut oil for tartar, gingivitis and bad breath

This natural recipe will help you quickly and easily improve problems such as tartar, gingivitis and bad breath.

Habits related to poor hygiene are just some of the factors that facilitate the appearance of oral problems such as tartar and the proliferation of bacteria that lead to the appearance of bad breath.

Industrialized mouthwashes help reduce the risk of mouth problems, but they often cost a fortune and may not be the best choice for those looking for a healthier life with fewer artificial foods and products.

Alternative medicine can help with detoxification and oral health naturally.

Oil pulling, which loosely translates to something like “vegetable oil rinse,” involves the application of antibacterial oils to remove tartar, bad breath, and issues like gingivitis.

And how does this oil mouthwash work?

It consists of the application of vegetable oils such as sunflower, coconut and olive, to help oral health.

The most effective of these is coconut oil, whose fatty acids and antibacterial compounds minimize the presence of microorganisms.

This organic product acts against bacteria Streptococcus mutans main responsible for dental erosion and other oral discomfort, through its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action.

It is enough to rinse your mouth with a spoon of the product, for three to five minutes.

What are the benefits?

Its regular use provides important benefits such as:

  • Prevents gum and mouth diseases;
  • Contains anti-inflammatory substances useful for the prevention and treatment of gingivitis;
  • It has an inflammatory action;
  • Reduces bacterial residues that alter the pH of the mouth;
  • It acts against cavities and bleeding gums;
  • Combat jaw pain;
  • Prevents infections, inflammations and pains;

It can be used as a complement in the treatment of the temporomandibular joint (joint which allows the movement of the lower jaw);

  • Reduces bad breath;
  • Whitens teeth;
  • Reduces the presence of bacteria on the tongue and neutralizes halitosis;
  • Reduces yellow stains that form on the surface of teeth due to the buildup of tartar and food debris;

More tips:

Many people combine coconut oil with baking soda, creating a kind of homemade toothpaste with whitening action. But, it is very important to be careful with this practice because when used in excess, it ends up corroding the enamel that protects the teeth.

Important detail: Coconut oil solidifies in the cold, so be careful where you throw it away after rinsing.

Rinsing is recommended in the morning, before and after meals, but you can do it whenever you want.

You can do this with a little warm water to avoid the greasy feeling of the oil.

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Important: the advice of the site does not replace a consultation with the doctor!

By Marcos Gonçalves. Article in Portuguese

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