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    Coconut oil is not acidic, and it has no sugars. It can kill Streptococcus mutans, though, which is beneficial. See this for reference –

    However, my non-holistic dentist cautioned me in case coconut oil had sugars. I told him how I was using a paste of coconut oil bicarb and crushed eggshells in the cavities at night. He said the bicarb is great, eggshells unknown, and coconut a potential problem.

    Apparently the pH is the concentration of hydrogen ions in an aqueous solution (i.e., Something must be water-soluble to have a pH). Oils are insoluble in water; therefore, they cannot have a pH unless they are emulsified.

    The acidity of oils is measured as the free fatty acid content, which appears to be very low in virgin coconut oil. It may be higher in refined or more processed coconut oil.

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      Interesting as I've been drinking a lot of coconut water lately for good health. Since drinking coconut water, my gums and teeth are playing up. It is organic King coconut water, which is supposed to be natural, but now I wonder if this is true.


    The original oil used in the Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling is sesame, I believe. Any oil will work better than mouthwash!

    Isn't it's weird that coconut oil is suddenly under scrutiny and claimed to be bad? It's been used for long with good results than the recent unnecessary negativity about it. Those rumors were started by this study – Look who sponsored the "killer coconut oil" study. The usual suspects: AstraZeneca, Glaxo, Pfizer, Merck, Sanofi, Amgen, Takeda, Eli Lilly, etc. and some pesticide-pushing Big Ag lobbies like the Canola Oil Council.

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