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    Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Better Than Coconut Oil in Removing Plaque

    smile teeth beautyGwyneth Paltrow and other celebrities have fueled the internet fad that coconut oil fights plaque. The jury is still out whether coconut oil actually makes teeth whiter.

    Key takeaways:

    • Coconut oil is thought to pull out toxins from the mouth as these particles adhere to the fat and are then spat out.
    • Coconut oil was put to the test against sugar-free chewing gum to find out which of the two is the best in fighting off plaque.
    • Coconut oil was found to make the teeth dirtier and caused an increase in the levels of plaque in the entire mouth.

    We’re looking at a few of the ridiculous myths that are out there and trying to delve into them, and figure out what the truth is. The idea is to empower people to be a bit more knowledgeable about their own health.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.