The colorless and sticky film of bacteria is called plaque which is accumulating on our teeth’s surface, which is very likely to harden and then cause gingivitis and gum inflammation if it is left untreated.
But we are in luck, because there are many natural remedies that are effective in preventing these kind of issues, and can easily eliminate the plaque from our teeth.
Therefore, we would like to introduce you to the Coconut Oil, which is one of the most powerful natural remedies to maintain your dental health, and have a white and shiny smile. The coconut oil is very rich in medium chain fat acids, 1/2 of them are lauric acid, that has one of the most powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which give it the ability to destroy plaque and bacteria, therefore relieving from the bad breath.
If you want to naturally whiten your teeth, you need to add a little bit of coconut oil on your toothbrush or on a clean cloth and rub them. This is the oil that was used for many centuries for the pulling practice, which makes the human teeth to have a pearl white color and eliminates the bacteria in the whole oral cavity.
There was a 2015 study published in the Nigerian Journal of Medicine, in which were 60 participants between 16 and 18 years old, which were oil pulling for one month.
The study showed that in the first week, the participants reduced the risk of gum diseases and decreased the levels of plaque in the oral cavity.
You need a single teaspoon of coconut oil, and you need to swish it for about 20 minutes, you shouldn’t gargle the oil. While you swish the oil, it absorbs all of the bacteria and plaque, and when you spit it you get rid of it. Then use cold water and a tooth paste to brush your teeth. Do this every day.
Also you may alkalize the oral cavity, eliminate bacteria from it and destroy plaque, while whitening your teeth at the same time with baking soda!
A study from 2008 was published in the Journal of Clinical Dentistry, in which 5 clinical studies were involved, and concluded that the products that contain baking soda, are far more productive than the ones that don’t.
A Homemade, Natural Plaque removal Recipe
- A few drops of essential oil (your favorite)
- 2 tablespoons of Baking Soda
- 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (unrefined)
Put all of the ingredients in a cup and mix them well until the mixture becomes homogeneous. Drip your toothbrush inside it and wash your teeth with it, just as you wash them with a toothpaste. Rinse them, and wash them once more with a regular toothpaste. Wash them twice a day with this natural paste.
We will also show you a few other ways to whiten your teeth and eliminate the plaque, which are also natural:
- Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and a teaspoon of salt, and brush your teeth with this mixture.
- Use baking soda only to wash your teeth. Just dip your toothbrush in it, and wash them. Then rinse your mouth with warm water.
- Mix a little bit of hydrogen peroxide with baking soda, and use the mixture to brush your teeth and gums.