Coconut oil for gum disease? What does a typical kitchen (at least here in the Philippines) and naturally effective gum disease prevention have in common? Coconut oil!
I know people, especially in the province, who brush their teeth with nothing but Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) and their gums are absolutely healthy.
This is no surprise at all because coconut oil is more than two-thirds Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA). These practically rare fatty acids kill gum disease-causing microbes the way nature intended.
MCFA-rich coconut oil slaughters germs that cause gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. It also eradicates bacteria that give rise to tooth decay and bad breath, keeping your entire mouth clean and healthy.
For sparkling white teeth, add baking soda to coconut oil and get ready to flash that smile all day long.