Coconut Oil Gingivitis: Healthy Gums, the Safe and Coconut Oil Way
Coconut oil gingivitis? A simple blend of coconut oil and baking soda will give you clean teeth, fresh breath and of course, healthy gums. All these dental blessings are yours, “risk-free,” when you brush your teeth using coconut oil.
Gum disease or gingivitis is a dental problem wherein the gums usually become red, swollen and spongy, and bleed easily.
Gingivitis is typically caused by bacterial plaquethat accumulates in the small gaps between the gums and teeth.
A good number of people in the provinces here in the Philippines still brush their teeth everyday with a mixture of coconut oil and baking soda, and their oral health is as healthy as it can be. That’s because coconut oil destroys bacteria that cause bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Did you know that fluoride, the active ingredient in many toothpaste brands, is a highly toxic substance? When ingested, fluoride increases the incidence of cancer and tumor growth, and disrupts the immune system. It also increases the aging process, is a systemic poison, etc.
No wonder the label on many fluoride toothpaste products say, “Do not swallow. Children 6 years and below: use only a pea-sized amount under supervised brushing.”
Coconut Oil is Safe
Because coconut oil is naturally safe, you won’t have to worry about toxicity or poison each time you brush your teeth.
If your gums are inflamed or swollen in a few spots, gently rub them with coconut oil and don’t be surprised to find quick relief. When it comes to oral health, direct application of coconut oil works best.
Do your gums often bleed during tooth brushing? Rinse your mouth with coconut oil (oil-pulling) at least once a day and prepare to bid farewell to gum problems.
Give coconut oil gingivitis benefits a fair shot. Remember, coconut oil is a food, not a drug, so it’s safe. You have nothing to lose.