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Could I Brush with Oil Instead?

Posted by Marcia (Star City, Indiana, USA) on 03/22/2007

I have been reading the information on oil pulling and about mouth detox. I have peridontal disease and am trying natural treatments because I do NOT want surgery OR to have my teeth fall out. I also have a mouth full of amalgrams. The thought of holding a tablespoon of oil in my mouth for up to 20 minutes then spitting sounds really gross. I mean GAG ME gross. Is it possible to brush the teeth and gums with a soft toothbrush using oils instead? I know I couldn't brush for 20 minutes, but would it have any effect?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

You can do oil pulling by using the oils and use the toothbrush it too. It will remove less heavy metals, but to do something is better than not doing anything. The saliva with the heavy metals won't get absorbed by the oil and thus remove less. You don't have to do 20 minutes, just pretend the oil pulling is a regular mouthwash and follow that with using water to remove the excess oils from the mouth.