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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  • MC says:

    Is salt water good or bad? Hi again Dr Ellie! I want to thank you so much for your tips and for answering some previous questions .
    I’ve read in colgates website that salt water is great for teeth “How Salt Inhibits Dental Bacteria

    “So, how does a salt water mouth rinse work to reduce dental bacteria? According to Eric Shapira, D.D.S., quoted in Men’s Health, it temporarily increases the pH balance of your mouth, creating an alkaline environment in which bacteria struggle to survive. Because they – along with most other natural species – generally prefer an acidic environment, using the rinse often enough can make it difficult for bacteria to breed.”

    But a dentist says on another website that salt water damages teeth:

    “How about using salt water long term?

    Longer term, the salt water is acidic, so there would be a problem if you were to use it every day, it could erode the teeth, but is not necessarily abrasive to the teeth. It is the acidity of the salt water that could eat away and soften the enamel on the teeth making them more susceptible to wearing, chipping and cavities.”

    Were I live I cannot buy the products you recommend, so I use sea salt water to replace Closys before brushing. Do you think this is good for teeth and gums or should I stop? I trust your opinion on this over the internet articles Dr Ellie.
    Thanks so much in advance
    Best wishes

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