Coconut oil can cope with pathogens in the mouth that cause cavities. Oil, modified by treatment with a special "digestive" enzymes, destroys and does not develop karisny bacteria Streptococcus mutans. These bacteria stick to the surface of the tooth and intensively produce acid that destroys the enamel. Digested coconut oil prevents bacteria from sticking to the enamel and form harmful deposits.
Its phenomenal opening shared at the conference of the Society for General Microbiology in the British Warwick biologists from the Irish Institute of technology Athlone. Scientists have long engaged in finding ways to make the human organism to destroy hazardous microbe Streptococcus mutans bacteria living in the mouth to protect teeth from decay, says The Daily Mail. A group of researchers led by Dr. Damien Brady found a powerful weapon against this pathogen is modified with the help of digestive enzymes coconut oil. Scientists do not know what exactly components of coconut affect the activity of bacteria, but even in this kind of oil can confidently add in toothpastes and mouthwashes for the mouth, because this product is able to destroy or stop the development of most types of microbes that live in the mouth. Now caries is a problem for a large number (60% to 90%) adults and children living in industrialized countries. And it is particularly convenient to use coconut oil as an alternative to chemical compositions, because it works even in low concentrations.
Scientists suggest that "digested" food will help to cope not only with infections of the digestive system, but also to overcome Candida albicans causes thrush.