Can you believe it? Coconut oil cold have more than taste benefits when if comes to your mouth. Recent research from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland found that coconut oil has antibacterial properties that could mean fantastic news for your smile as well as help avoid cavities.
According to research presented at the Society of general microbiology Conference last year, coconut oil, when in contact with certain enzymes in the mouth that are used for the digestive process, showed a reduction of growth of several strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including a strain that is linked to tooth decay.
More research will be done to uncover more about the interaction of enzyme-modified coconut oil and bacteria, but these preliminary findings could lead to the development of the use of coconut oil in oral health products to fight against cavities