Monday, 3 April 2017

Coconut Oil for Toothpaste – Is it the Right Choice

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TariqDrabu, a leading dentist and specialistic oral surgeon has advised that there has been a lot of hype about coconut oil recently. Coconut oil has become a favoured choice with people for all types of applications from cooking to using it as a hair conditioner. Coconut oil is brimming with healthy goodness, which is also effective for your teeth. If you are consideration using an organic toothpaste and it contains coconut oil, then here are a few things you need to know.

No chemicals 


Coconutoil is completely natural and Tariq Drabu advised that the one benefit is that it does not contain dangerous chemicals which can harm your teeth. He wants patients to note that the tooth is made up of various sections with the hard enamel, which is the hardest substance in the body, being the outer coating which protects the sensitive dentine and pulp found inside the tooth. Chemicals are abrasive and can start to harm the enamel, making it thinner and eventually making it easier for dangerous bacteria to make their way into the tooth and cause irreparable damage.

Fights cavities 


Coconut oil has proven to be effective in fighting cavities. When brushing your teeth the focus is to remove sugars, plaque, bacteria and more. You want your teeth to be clean when you have finished your two minutes of brushing. Coconut oil with all its' healthy benefits is effective in fighting cavities so if you are looking at organic toothpaste, it's worthwhile to ensure it contains this important ingredient.




You will be surprised at how affordable coconut oil really is. Most people are under the impression that something with so many health benefits is going to break the bank but this is not the choice. TariqDrabu does recommend patients speak to their dental professional before moving away from their regular toothpaste, bearing in mind that coconut oil does not contain fluoride which is essential in protecting the hard enamel to reduce the risk of tooth decay.


Brushing technique

Tariq Drabu also recommends that patients ensure that they are brushing properly and are taking the flu two minutes twice daily to brush. Each tooth must be focused on individually and brushed inside and out holding the brush at a forty five degree angle to ensure that the gums also enjoy a soft brushing.