Besides keeping proper oral hygiene to prevent bad breath and yellowish teeth, we also need a to keep the mouth as clean as possible to prevent the occurrence of sores, cavities, or tartar.
2012 study by the Athlone Institute of Technology,showed that enzyme-modified coconut oil has the power to suppress harmful bacteria and removes Streptococcus, Candida Albicans, and Strep mutans.
Study hasn’t reached a conclusive level but people use coconut oil as a mouthwash.
Although unaltered oil might not be as effective as the enzyme-modified one, it’s without any side effects.
This oil pulling is actually swishing a tbsp of oil in the mouth cavity for 10 to 20 minutes .It will ‘pull’ bacteria from the mouth into the oil.
Dentistry IQ, says that this process originates from millennia-old ayurvedic medicine.
And can be used for:
The ‘skin’ of mouth-residing bacteria cells is made of fat,and also contains lauric acid, which shuts down harmful bacteria.
If you try out the oil pulling method, you might fail several times before you manage to adjust the amount of oil in the mouth .
Dentistry IQ, says that after using you need to spit the oil in the trash, not the sink.
And then to rinse the mouth thoroughly and on that way you will prevent any leftover bacteria from moving into your system when you swallow.
– this method isn’t a replacement for regular tooth-brushing.
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