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Want to Eliminate Bad Breath, Just Try Using Coconut Oil

Coconut oil illustration. Photo: Pixabay

jpnn.com, JAKARTA – OIL Coconut is an increasingly popular staple ingredient for storage in the kitchen for its many uses.

Apart from being a major player in the culinary quest, coconut oil offers a variety of health benefits.

One of the lesser known benefits of oil includes the elimination of bad breath.

According to the Genpi.co page, the properties of coconut oil for teeth and mouth were reported by a study from the Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

About 50 percent of coconut oil consists of lauric acid.

Some studies have even shown coconut oil to be almost as effective as chlorhexidine.

An antiseptic solution, which is usually found in mouthwash, to treat and prevent inflammation of the gums (gingivitis).

This benefit is also proven by a study from the Nigerian Medical Association which states that coconut oil is also able to reduce dental plaque buildup and fight gum disease.