Why You Should Ditch Your Mouthwash
The dangers of mouthwash
In our obsession over oral health, we kept hearing from dentists that alcohol-based mouthwashes can actually damage your mouth by drying out the mouth’s protective layers, and killing the good bacteria along with the bad. One study goes as far as to say that alcohol-based mouthwash may increase your risk for oral cancer, by allowing cancer-causing substances to penetrate the lining of the mouth more easily.
So, the stinging and burning sensation you feel when you rinse with mouthwash is a cue that it may be destroying your microbiome, and doing more harm than good.
Why Cocorinse is better
At Boka, we believe that taking care of your mouth should actually feel good. So when we developed Cocorinse, we chose coconut oil as the main ingredient. As Dr. Mark Burhenne says, it can be a great alternative to traditional mouth washes. We also added pure, organic peppermint and spearmint oils to make it minty fresh.
In addition to its gentle taste, coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which has antimicrobial properties that inhibit cavity-causing bacteria from growing. And as you swish it around, the fatty molecules in the oil bind to the fat-soluble microbes in your mouth and begin to pull them out of the crevices in your teeth and gums, reducing bad breath. Swishing oil also triggers an emulsification process that scrubs stains from your teeth, whitening your teeth naturally.
Sound too good to be true? We invite you to learn more about it, try it and let us know what you think. If your mouth feels half as good as ours, you’ll be ditching the mouthwash in exchange for coconut oil in no time.