Irish scientists have tested samples of coconut oil on Streptococcus mutans. This is a bacterium that glues the teeth and cause dental erosion. Coconut oil became the best tool to kill bacteria.
Scientists believe that coconut oil should be the main ingredient in toothpaste and liquid rinse mouth. Thus the teeth will be more secure than before.
Dental caries not get the attention it should receive. It occurs in 60 to 90 percent in children and can occur in adults as well. A guide research claim that if coconut oil, modified with chemical additives, is placed in dental hygiene products may be the most powerful tool against bacteria and other harmful substances that attack the teeth.
Coconut oil also kills the fungus Candida albicans, which causes vaginal discharge, pain, itching and burning sensation when urinating.