Coconut oil – Effective Home Remedy for Dental Plaques.

Now learn a very simple and effective way to reduce all those horrible dental plaques attached to our teeth without visiting your dentist.

Dental plaque is the main cause of cavities and gum disease, and can harden into tartar if not removed daily.

Dental plaque is a sticky, colorless or pale yellow film that is constantly forming on your teeth. When saliva, food and fluids combine, plaque – which contains bacteria – forms between your teeth and along the gum line.

Dental plaque begins forming on teeth 4-12 hours after brushing, which is why it is so important to brush thoroughly at least twice a day and floss daily.

Plaque is the root cause of many oral health issues. The bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel causing cavities. The bacteria in plaque can also cause the early stage of gum disease called gingivitis.

Plaque can also contribute to bad breath and can make your teeth look dingy and yellow.

Brushing our teeth twice a day, observing oral hygiene and using some of the most effective toothpaste has not being effective in reducing dental plaques.


A study carried out confirmed the efficacy of Coconut oil in reducing dental plaques.

Coconut oil Remedy


All the chosen subjects had a habit of brushing once or twice a day with toothbrush and paste. Six subjects had the habit of flossing once in the night along with brushing twice a day.

Coconut oil
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The subjects were advised to routinely perform oil pulling with coconut oil every day in the morning in addition to their oral hygiene routine.

“It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, in your mouth for about 5 – 20 minutes and then spitting it out.”

The effect was noticeable from day 7.

In the study there was a 50% decrease in the plaque in 4 weeks which is comparable to the decrease produced by chlorhexidine.

Studies show that coconut oil also has substantial antimicrobial activity. This is attributed to the presence of monolaurin in coconut oil. It is shown to have significant antimicrobial activity against Escherichia vulneris, Enterobcater spp., Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida spp., including C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, C. stellatoidea and C. krusei