Find the Best Plan in Your Area
Find The Right Dentist For You
Tooth decay has become a major problem in the U.S., which is concerning considering that there are millions of Americans without dental insurance. Researchers have increased their efforts to search for things that help fight this dental health issue, and now, it appears as though coconut oil may be a new weapon in this battle.
According to researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland, coconut oil treated with enzymes slows the growth of Streptococcus bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans. This acid-producing bacterium is a major cause of tooth decay.
Study authors stated that 60 to 90 percent of children in industrialized countries and the majority of adults experience tooth decay, and yet, this is still a commonly overlooked problem. They hope that further research will show that coconut oil could be used as an alternative to chemical additives that are used in many dental health products. Tooth decay-causing bacteria has also been increasingly antibiotic resistant, which is why it's important to find natural alternatives to help inhibit their growth.
© 2012 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.