Coconut Oil and Tooth Decay
Coconut Oil and Tooth Decay.
Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay. The study found that enzyme-modified coconut oil strongly inhibits the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans (an acid-producing bacterium that is a major cause of tooth decay).
Society for General Microbiology, September 2012