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How to prevent and cure cavities naturally

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These days you can find all kinds of advice, recipes and stories about how to cure cavities, but get ready because the text that follows is 100% useful and true. If you’re tired of all the traditional options used by your dentist, which are often very strong and contain many chemicals, you have to try this natural remedy.

We all want to use what’s best and protect ourselves from damaging treatments that may do more harm than good. With this remedy you can cure cavities naturally starting now and say good bye to everything you’ve been doing up to this point and it’s completely safe. We’re talking about coconut oil to treat cavities naturally.

Coconut oil to naturally cure cavities

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make this treatment because you already have everything you need at home. And although it might sound unbelievable, the only thing you need to prevent and treat cavities naturally is coconut oil. Coconut oil prevents cavities by attacking the bacteria that cause them.

If this seems hard to believe, consider this: in Ireland, a group of researchers at the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) discovered that coconut oil destroys the bacteria that cause infections and cavities in the mouth, without side effects.

In their study, they added various oils, including coconut oil, and enzymes and recorded how these oils were processed during digestion. When the oils were digested, the team added them separately to various strains of bacteria to see what effect they would have. Among the different types of bacteria that they added coconut oil to was Streptococcus mutans, the main acid-producing bacteria in our mouths that causes different types of infections, with which they had good results.

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In addition to curing cavities naturally, this daily oral treatment has multiple other benefits. It strengthens the immune system, helps with tooth pain and headaches, bronchitis, cramps and female illnesses, eliminates toxins from the body, is good for the heart and kidney disease, is a great way to whiten teeth, and many more illnesses.

How to use a coconut oil treatment for cavities

  1. Put 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in your mouth and chew it, or simply keep it in your mouth until it melts and becomes liquid. This process should take about half a minute.
  2. Once the oil has melted, swish it inside your mouth, trying to get it into every part of your mouth, back and forth, making sure you cover all of your teeth. Do this for 10 minutes and spit out the oil.

Recommended use of coconut oil as a mouthwash

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This is what Dr. Jessica T. Emery, owner and founder of Fix Sugar Dental Loft in Chicago, Illinois, says as part of the educational material she gives to her patients:
“If patients do this coconut oil treatment as part of their daily dental hygiene regimen, they should adhere to these guidelines:

  • Swish gently. If your jaw starts to hurt after five minutes, slow down. You’re working too hard.
  • Don’t swallow the oil while you are swishing. If this is difficult for you, you probably have too much oil in your mouth. Spit it out and try a smaller amount.
  • When you’ve finished swishing, spit the oil into the trash can. Don’t spit it into the sink or the toilet because over time the oil can accumulate and clog the plumbing.
    Don’t drink anything before rinsing your mouth. Rinse with water first before consuming any beverages.
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Honestly, I don’t think there is a preventive mouthwash that is more natural than refined coconut oil. Keeping in mind the harsh chemical products in the majority of mouthwashes, this treatment is particularly attractive.

Actions speak louder than words. So my father and I have incorporated the coconut oil mouthwash as part of our morning routine. It took a while for me to get used to it (I started with 10 minutes, three times a week and now I do 20 minutes, three times a week). I like the way my mouth feels afterwards and that feeling lasts for a good part of the day.

My father does it every morning to prevent cavities, and he feels more energetic. He also says that his tooth sensitivity has decreased substantially. This makes sense to me because we use vitamin E to soothe the gums and clove oil to relieve tooth pain.

If patients prefer a more holistic focus, I recommend that they give coconut oil mouthwash a chance. Your oral health might not improve after one session of oil, but if you can do it consistently, you may find yourself reaping the benefits of the practice in the long term.

Maybe more research is needed with larger scale studies to prove that you can cure cavities naturally with coconut oil, it’s feasible, nonetheless, and my research indicates that there have only been a handful of clinical studies published as of today. In conclusion, I think that you have to recognize the relationship between the bacteria in the mouth and systemic health, not just oral health. I’m sure that coconut oil mouthwash is not harmful and can prevent cavities. When used together with a brushing and flossing, I’m convinced that it really helps.