Coconut oil comes from the flesh of the coconut. It is saturated fat but what makes coconut oil different is that it’s mostly in the form of medium-chain triglycerides. Around half of this fatty acid is lauric acid, which has antibacterial properties.
The properties of lauric acid are that it kills contaminants as well as converts them into monolaurin which fights germs and fungi. It is because of this that lauric acid has been shown to destroy Streptococcus mutans bacteria, which is known to cause tooth decay.
To find out more about how coconut oil can help with your dental health, check the infographic provided by AuthorityDiet.com below.