Coconut Oil and Oral Health

The study below found some significant facts regarding health effects of certain food.  This is an attempt by us to interpret the findings so that it could be implemented in everyday health practices.  It has to be understood that good eating habits are necessary for optimal health and that means that a variety of good foods have to be consumed every day.  We do believe that some food has medicinal value and could be used to help in the prevention and support of treatment in certain illnesses.  However, if it is not part of a good nutritious diet, it might lose its value.    Although we do believe in the power of natural food, we absolutely do not claim to cure any disease through the consumption of specific foods.

Faizal C Peedikayil, Prathima Sreenivasan, Arun Narayanan. Effect of coconut oil in plaque related gingivitis - A preliminary report. Niger Med J. 2015 Mar-Apr;56(2):143-7

The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of coconut oil pulling/oil swishing on plaque formation and plaque induced gingivitis. Sixty teenagers between the ages of 16 and 18 were evaluated during a study period of one month. It was found that oil pulling using coconut oil could be an effective adjuvant procedure in
oral care. Over the time of the study there was a significant decrease of plaque formation and plaque induced gingivitis among the participants.