A couple years later, when I was getting more acquainted with Eastern medicine and practices, including Ayurvedic practices, I was intrigued.
I started using olive oil at first, to swish for 10 minutes. Then I switched to sesame oil. It didn't seem to be doing much - and realize,
I had tooth pain that was even keeping me up at night (which is why I would try anything to see if it worked), and pus coming from my teeth
and collecting by morning. I started in the morning, before eating, and after brushing my teeth, then drinking a glass of water. I put a
drop of tea tree oil on my tongue then squirted liquid coconut oil into my mouth. I squished it for 20 minutes while I took my shower or bath,
then spit it out (into the toilet - I've heard that it clogs sinks). I rinsed. I then brushed my teeth again, drank water, and then ate.
I did this for some weeks, and yes, my tooth pain had diminished.
It is now considered that coconut oil is best for this due to its anti-bacterial properties. Coconut is healthy is many ways, as well.
I like a drop of tea tree (Melalueca) oil - it soothes, is anti-bacterial, and is a natural antibiotic.
Later I began to use Dr. Katz toothpaste and mouthwash after spitting the oil out and rinsing.
Dr. Katz products are here.
I feel the whole routine has been helping
me tremendously. No more pain, no more pus, and I suppose likely whiter teeth.