oil pulling with coconut oil

Coconut Oil and Oral Health

If there’s ever a day to make your dentist proud, it’s today. It’s National Dentist Day! And in honor of this day we are here to help with some at-home ways to make your smile some to, well, smile about! Coconut oil has been used for centuries to help with oral health. Most popularly in oil pulling – where you literally swish about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for up to 20 minutes. Food Matters TV recently posted an article about this ancient homeopathic use. I really liked the way they explained WHY this practice works: “As the […]


Coconut Oil Stopping Strep Bacteria?

One hot topic in coconut oil is oral health. If you’re familiar with our blog, you know lauric acid found in coconut oil gives it the anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties that are known to heal and fight off infection. Recently, Sarah Jane Sandy, a Certified Nutrition Therapist, wrote an article that broke down science behind this MCT and how it may help prevent tooth decay and even a common virus. “A recent study from the Athlone Institute of Technology found that coconut oil was the only oil of 3 tested (olive oil and vegetable oil being the other two) that […]

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