Homemade Toothpaste & Coconut Oil, Turmeric & Peppermint For A Perfectly White Smile & Healthy Gums

Coconut oil

  • It has scientifically proven abilities to destroy bacteria that cause teeth cavities.
  • Types of Streptococcus bacteria regularly live inside your mouth. They are most often the culprits for tooth decay, especially the acid-creating Streptococcus mutans. The good news is that coconut oil effectively prevents these bacteria to grow.
  • Furthermore, regular rubbing of coconut oil into the gums for 10 minutes per day in the duration of 21 days has been shown to decrease the growth of Streptococcus mutans, as well as the accumulation of mucus and bacteria on the teeth.  Not only that: coconut oil keeps the balance of lipids that normally exist on the surface of your tongue, unlike the lipid-disrupting foaming agents.

Turmeric

  • This magnificent health-boosting and disease-fighting spice can undoubtedly whiten teeth naturally within several days of treatment. It also has health provisions for your mouth. A study from July 2012 published in the Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, has shown that turmeric reduces inflammation processes in the gums. The Journal of Natural Biology, Science and Medicine Review claims that it can soothe a toothache.

Peppermint oil

  • Dr. Mike Glasmeier, a member of the American Dental Association, has said that some initiatory studies have confirmed the healing effects of peppermint oil on diseased gums and gingivitis.
  • It contains relaxing and soothing substances for the gum tissue. It has been found to reduce bleeding and it promotes circulation in the gums, which facilitates cleaning and causes less discomfort.
  • Incorporating peppermint, wintergreen and/or spearmint oil in the regular teeth brushing routine has proven as highly beneficial in curing diseased gums and even tooth cavities. This is probably due to the antibacterial activities that these oils possess.

Homemade Toothpaste & Coconut Oil, Turmeric, & Peppermint

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. of virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Peppermint oil

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