Friday, August 22, 2008

Salt Water for a Clean Mouth

Dear Dr. Ellie

Hi Dr. Ellie, I found this online and wanted to get your feedback. I've attached a link to the site too. My main question was about this salt water rinse using an oral irrigator. Is this okay to use in your program (I can hear the word no already in my ears from you) but wanted to understand why? I heard salt water was good for gums and healing.

Jeff from Tampa
When the toxic waste products that are being trapped in "below the gum line
spaces" are flushed out daily with warm salt water, the body's normal reparative
processes set in and heal the diseased gum tissue. In most cases, once the gum
disease begins to heal, the bone follows suit, growing back new bone where it's
been lost and tightening up loose, wobbly teeth (self-help healing of pyorrhea).
In mouths where bacteria toxins run high, the decay process is also represented,
so by eliminating the bacterial waste products from the teeth and gums the decay
process stops, as well as gums and bone healing. The saliva can then return to
its God-intended condition of healing fluid rather than a sewage-transmission
fluid. Only when this "healing fluid" state is achieved can cavities harden
(remineralize). When toxic waste products abound, everything gets worse, not
better. The human body normally produces approximately one quart of saliva each
day. When this saliva exists under such environmental conditions to be in the
"healing fluid" state, then and only then will: Cavities heal (remineralize)
Gums heal (rejuvenate) Bone heals (tightening up loose teeth).
Hi J from T,

I would not argue at all about using salt water.
Salt water is great I would recommend finding and using a good sea salt.

I always recommend salt water to help heal extraction sockets I suggest a level tablespoon in about a pint of warm water. I have patients hold the salt water in their mouths until it cools down.

I don't know if salt will work as well as my entire system it may be very good and certainly will do no harm. I believe you are concerned about remineralizing your teeth let me know how this works. If you are using a high mineral content salt the theory is in place for remineralization to occur.

I have never witnessed the teeth of anyone who has used this system. I only recommend a system that I know works I have seen many, many patients who have used the system that I recommend.

Ellie Phillips, DDS

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