Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. Its a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, many of which can be harmful, and provides your body with high-quality fat that is critical for optimal health.

Mainstream science has now fully recognized the miracle powers of coconut oil to not only combat tooth decay and drastically improve overall mouth health, but also to specifically crush a yeast known as candida albicans that can lead to deadly infections. This news likely comes as nothing more than further confirmation for many, as natural health practitioners have been recommending coconut oil for years.

Coconut oil, naturally contains antibacterial/antimicrobial properties due to its high lauric acid content (1) makes an incredible toothpaste. Mixed with baking soda, coconut oil can replace your regular toothpaste. The baking soda will gently cleanse while the coconut oils antibacterial action may help keep harmful bacteria in check.