Scientists studied the effect of coconut oil on the bacteria that are found in the oral cavity. Results have shown that coconut oil can destroy most of the bacteria in the oral cavity, but is particularly effective in killing Candida albicanis.
Excessive levels of these bacteria are the result of improper diet and excessive consumption of processed foods and sugar. Candida albicanis in the oral cavity may cause symptoms such as chronic fatigue, recurrent fungal infections and indigestion.
Scientists point out that coconut oil can be an alternative to ordinary toothpaste, while carrying less risk for health consequences, unlike toothpaste. In fact, previous studies have shown that the toothpaste, especially those with a high content of fluoride can increase the risk of a variety of conditions.
Scientists point out that the study used a coconut oil of inferior quality. This means that 100% organic coconut oil would affect even better. Look for extra-virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, which has excellent healing properties.
Previous studies have shown that coconut oil has powerful antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. This is why it can be used for oral hygiene and the prevention of gum disease.