There is a common belief today about cavities that once you have tooth decay, that cavity can NOT be reversed. Then the only solution to oral wellness is to have part of your tooth drilled out and filled with a synthetic material. However, it’s been proven that there are ways to reverse cavities naturally. Coconut oil is a miracle ingredient that is said to heal cavities; if not totally atleast partially over a period of time with regular usage. But how on this earth can coconut oil reverse cavities? Read on to know the benefits of using coconut oil for cavities and ways to use it:
- Research even shows that massaging coconut oil into your gums for about 10 minutes daily (continued for three weeks) significantly reduces decay-causing Streptococcus mutansas well as plaque.
- Forms a protective layer on the teeth and in the cavity that prevents further deposition of biofilms and hence prevents further tooth decay.
- Effectively cleanses the cavity and washes off all the debris.
- Smoothens teeth enamel and promotes healing.
WAYS TO USE COCONUT OIL FOR CAVITIES:
OIL PULLING – When oil pulling, the coconut oil oil binds to the biofilm, or plaque, on the teeth and reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth. Put 1-2 teaspoons of pure coconut oil into the mouth. Swish for 20 minutes. Spit oil into the trash can and Rinse well with warm water. Brush well as usual.
CLOVE OIL+COCONUT OIL – Mix 1-2 drops of pure clove oil with 1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil. Apply a few drops of this mixture on a cotton swab and dab it on your cavity.
NEEM+COCONUT OIL – Add few drops neem oil to a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply on the cavity before sleeping. Brush off in the morning. You may also try making a mixture of neem juice and pure coconut oil and using it as a topical treatment before bedtime.