MintyCoco co-founder Angela Wright.
MintyCoco co-founder Angela Wright. Contributed

Protect kids' teeth with Angela's MouthMonsters

THE number of teeth you have can predict when you will die, according to new research.

Those with a full set of teeth when they are 74 are more likely to reach 100, a research paper in Periodontology 2000 shows.

The study finds tooth loss is closely related to stress during a person's lifetime as well as chronic diseases, genetic conditions and lifestyle choices.

It also shows that people who have lost five or more teeth by the age of 65 are also more likely to suffer from other serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.

Sunshine Coast businesswoman and mother Angela Wright is passionate about health - and about raising awareness of the oral-health technique she's devised for children and adults.

Ms Wright created Mintycoco, now the world's most-reviewed oil pulling solution. It's based in Noosa.

She was shocked when her grandson, at age four, had to have four teeth removed under anaesthetic, and it motivated her to find a solution specifically for children.

Despite the fact that it's almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, she said.

Ms Wright has developed a new coconut oil children's mouthwash, called MouthMonsters, which traps and removes decay-causing bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Children may experience reduced plaque and decay, whiter teeth and a healthier mouth from day one, she says.

"Children need a solution to combat the number-one chronic health complaint so we set out to find a way to defeat the scourge of sugar and snacking to save children's teeth. People now realise that losing baby teeth to decay also seriously impacts the health of adult teeth," Ms Wright said.

"Flavoured naturally with organic mint and strawberry - children tell us it tastes like ice-cream.

"MouthMonsters combines ancient Ayurvedic techniques with the latest science so parents can win the fight against sugar and tooth decay."

Toxins in the mouth and plaque on the teeth directly contribute to ill health throughout the body, as well as rotten teeth and inflamed gums causing bad breath, bleeding gums, mouth ulcers, cavities and tooth pain for children as young as two.

"Old-style children's toothcare is not enough. We are not prepared to lose the war for children's health," Ms Wright said.

Dentists and health stores are stocking Mintycoco and MouthMonsters, which can also be bought online. Visit