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Coconut oil can reduce mouth infections

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Researchers in the Athlone Institute of Technology in Dublin Ireland have been researching the effects on coconut oil on oral health. They have found that coconut oil kills most bacteria in the mouth and importantly the ones that cause tooth decay. The oil is also effective against Candida Albicans that causes thrush.

The team think that it should be added to commercial toothpastes. Indeed there are some makes available. You can also make it yourself. One recipe has coconut oil, baking soda and peppermint oil.

As poor dental health, gingivitis and thrush do affect diabetics more severely than many people perhaps this new finding can help.

(Reported in Naturally Healthy Issue 24 www/ait.ie/aboutaitandathlone/newsevents/pressreleases/2012pressreleases/title-16701-en.html)

 

2 thoughts on “Coconut oil can reduce mouth infections

  1. Interesting, as it seems to have general antibiotic and antiviral properties. Wish I’d known this earlier, I just had the first gum abscess in well over a decade, since I went low carb. I think the dentist’s hand slipped while he had the sonic screwdriver in my mouth. I used Corsodyl (and salt water) but that dyes my teeth black and guarantees another scraping in the future. If it happens again I’ll try the coconut oil.

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