Brush your teeth with coconut oil to eliminate bad breath and to reduce the risk of gingivitis. Many people use coconut oil on the scalp to kill bacteria and skin parasites, but the coconut oil also works well to eliminate bad breath caused by bacteria in the mouth. In fact, the glycerin from many commercial toothpastes derive from coconut oil. Read the label before using a product with coconut oil to make sure your intake is adequate, because some coconut oil products are designed for hair or skin care. Learn how to replace commercial toothpaste with coconut oil for your dental health.
– a mixing bowl
– a spoon
– a fork
– a toothbrush
– one cup
1. Combine 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil with 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a small bowl until you create a paste. Mix the ingredients with a fork until the mix looks like regular toothpaste.
2. Moisten your toothbrush with warm water and place the mix on it enough to cover the brushing area. Brush your teeth in a circular motion with coconut oil and baking soda concentrating on a small group of teeth at a time. Brush your tongue and spread the paste to remove bacteria and to freshen your breath.
3. Rinse your mouth with a cup of water and avoid spitting water into the sink. Spit on a garbage bag and throw it away. Coconut oil hardens at low temperatures, so some of the oil spilled in the pipes could plug your sink when cold water is used.
4. Continue this process several times a week to experience the benefits of brushing your teeth with coconut oil.