Mouthwash

Updated July 25, 2022

I developed this mouthwash to contain the unstable situation in my own mouth that began with removing some mercury. The mouthwash contains naturally occurring substances proven to help with infections (virus, yeast, bacteria, other), pain, inflammation, and healing. It has helped numerous patients suffering from sensitive teeth and gums, old root canals and things left in the mouth that cause chronic low-level inflammation and infection. Many of the components fight plaque, a hard biofilm created by bad critters that are just below the the gumline (and probably hide in the tongue and tonsils as well). Some of the components, such as iodine and hydrogen peroxide, can penetrate the enamel of the tooth and get into the root.

Most commercial mouthwashes contain chlorhexidine and/or fluoride. Most research compares agents to chlorhexidine (at 0.02% (2000 ppm)) which is effective but also toxic, staining and can affect mouth/gut ecology.  Flouride 0.01% (100 ppm) is also in most oral products. Both of these concentrations are utilized world-wide.

The hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is 6-8 times less than the 3% hydrogen peroxide in the stores (sometimes recommended by dentists).  Teeth whitening strips can be as high as 6% H2O2 and dental offices can use up to 12% for teeth whitening. However, my research and personal use has suggested that even at 0.5% (5,000 ppm) or lower H2O2 is very powerful. We use food-grade hydrogen peroxide, while the stuff sold in stores is primarily for external use such as bleaching hair (however it can be used occasionally in the mouth if necessary).

The iodine content is approximately 25 ppm, a concentration used in the beer and other industries to disinfect surfaces.  The essential oils, especially clove, have been used in the mouth for centuries and contain components that are both anti-microbial and anti-pain. The wintergreen and peppermint oils have anti-inflammatory functions. The xylitol component is non-caloric sugar that when ingested by certain yeasts and bacteria kill them. The niacinamide is in virtually all skin products to help with repair, and it is proven to do the same with gums and probably the other connective tissues in the mouth. It helps prevent skin cancer (New England Journal of Medicine, 2015) and probably other cancers as well. The boron (borax and boric acid) helps with bone healing and is also anti-microbial (especially yeasts such as Candida). The slightly alkaline pH counteracts the bacterial acids that decay teeth.

It is best used in conjunction with oil pulling, tongue scraping and brushing with baking soda.  Since the upper teeth often enter the maxillary sinuses, using a sniffer can be an essential part of healing the skull.



MOUTHWASH INSTRUCTIONS

8 oz bottle has 24 doses = 6x/wk for 4 wks.

  1. Shake well before use. Separation means less chemicals! Real essential oils may affect plastics, eyeglasses, skin and other surfaces — test on small area before using.  Best to use within 60 days of manufacture.
  2. Start with 2 tsp of mouthwash, 1x/day, 6 days/wk
  3. Swish for 1-5 minutes, including gargling.
  4. Can be done while in shower and spit down drain
  5. Can increase to twice a day (am, bedtime) if needed.
  6. Can dilute if needed.
  7. When “activated with H2O2, some oxygen is released. Leave value open a bit if the bottle expands.
  8. Can be further enhanced under practitioner supervision with occasional Chloroseptic (phenol), additional hydrogen peroxide, and other agents.

Mouthwash ingredients: oils of cinnamon, clove,  eucalyptus, frankincense, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree, thyme and wintergreen in a base of iodine, niacinamide, < 0.5% hydrogen peroxide, boric acid, borax, and xylitol. Minimal grain alcohol added as a dispersant.


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