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Oral and Mouth Care Using Coconut Oil

March 15, 2019

By Joan McDaniel                 March 15, 2019

This is a re-print and update of my original article;

Oral Infections and Mouth Care


By Joan McDaniel                             August 7, 2012

From Stop Alzheimer’s Now! Dr. Bruce Fife paraphrased by J.L. McDaniel

By the way this is the book I am reading from Dr. Fife on the Benefits of Coconut Oil.  Contrary to its title it contains an excellent introduction to common sense nutrition.


And for those who are interested he has also addressed Autism


I was just getting started in 2012 looking around me and getting rid of the toxins, I was becoming aware of.  I also was trying learn what exactly was wrong with me.  After working on my Thyroid by increasing my intake of foods that contain Iodine.  I started to work on what I could see.  I knew I had trouble breathing so I began to work at the top and slowly work down.  Where better to start then the toxins in the mouth.  Dr. Fife had already addressed this with what he called Oil Pulling Therapy.


Now on to the Benefits of Oil Pulling

Mouth decay can be very serious and dangerous and cause brain damage and other illness.  Over 90% of the population has some form of tooth decay or gum disease.  Regardless how clean your mouth appears, you could have an active infection right now and not know it.  More brushing, flossing, mouthwash, or use of antibiotics will not stop it.

Oil Pulling and Coconut Oil 

You have heard of gargling, but have you heard of Mouth Oil Pulling?

But there is something that will, and if you know me by now you have guessed it—COCONUT OIL.  The Oil is not used in brushing the teeth, (more of that later) It is used in entirely a different way.  The method is called Oil Pulling.

Oil Pulling How To’s 

The process of oil pulling is very simple. You put a spoonful of coconut oil into your mouth and swish it around (do not gargle) for a period of 15 to 20 minutes.  The coconut oil is worked into the mouth by pushing, pulling, and sucking it through the teeth.  As you work the oil, it sucks up the bacteria, toxins, pus, and mucous.  Don’t swallow it!!!! You have enough toxins your body is trying to get rid of without more.

When you are finished pulling, spit it into the trash.  You do not want to plug up your household plumbing because of a buildup of oil over time.  Busy yourself with other things like dressing, reading or other things, the time will go by quickly.

Oil pulling is best done in the early morning before eating breakfast.  After eating brush your teeth as you normally would.  Oil pulling can be done one to three times a day on an empty stomach.  Just before meals is a good time.

Do not use Oil pulling in place of good mouth care.

Now, Dr. Fife has a whole book on oil pulling therapy and has a book and video’s.  Dr. Fife says “although oil pulling has its origins in Ayurvedic medicine, which dates back thousands of years, this modern version is relatively new, at least in the United States.”  He proposes a complete detox method using Oil Pulling.

Brush Your Teeth with Tooth Paste of Coconut Oil

As illustrated below; All you need is coconut oil, baking soda, clear liquid Stevia(optional), a small bowl and spoon. Oh also you will need your tooth-brush.


Baking Soda

Baking Soda


SweetLeaf Stevia Clear

SweetLeaf Stevia Clear

Break the Sugar habit with a Smidgen of Stevia


Coconut Oil Jar

Coconut Oil Jar

Use Coconut Oil and Avoid the Dangers of Tooth Paste

Now why would you want to brush your teeth with coconut oil?  First of all it tastes great.  But again, look at the back of your box of tooth paste and see some very strange ingredients plus Fluoride.


Tooth Paste Label

Look at the label of any toothpaste container — It says “Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age.”  and

“If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, Get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.”

In other words Do Not Swallow toothpaste.  Now why in the world would I brush my teeth with a poison?  Now if it is so dangerous if you swallow tooth paste then why do they add fluoride to tap and bottle water?  Just for your information you do not know what is in your bottle water for there isn’t any requirement to tell you.

For a complete discussion of fluoride and chloride being added to your tap water and the dangers see this article

Is Your Water Facet loaded?

Loaded with toxins that is

From the Water Facet Article;

Chlorine and Fluoride

These chemicals are two of the most damaging substances to the health and digestive function of the human body. Do your own research.  According to Dr. Mercola “Municipalities, in the effort to protect the “Public”, dump chemicals into the water.  The number of chemicals added to public drinking water is beyond imagination and a recent report found “Probably Carcinogenic” chemicals in all municipal water samples tested.”

I Use Baking Soda 

Now back to teeth ——

Baking Soda has so many uses and benefits; I simply do not know where to begin with it.

Besides Dr. Fife’s formula for tooth paste, Sometimes I add an eye dropper drop of Stevia to the mix. I found after reading up on SweetLeaf Stevia that studies indicated Stevia tends to lower elevated blood pressure but does not seem to affect normal blood pressure. It also inhibits the growth and reproduction of some bacteria and other infectious organisms, including the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. This may help explain why users of Stevia enhanced products report a lower incidence of colds and flu and why it has such exceptional qualities when used as a mouthwash or added to toothpaste. Many people report significant improvement in oral health after adding Stevia concentrate to their toothpaste and using it, diluted in water, as a daily mouthwash.

As illustrated above; All you need is coconut oil, baking soda, clear liquid Stevia, a small bowl and spoon. Oh also you will need your tooth-brush.


Brush your teeth with coconut oil

Brush your teeth with coconut oil


Brush your teeth with coconut oil

o    1 Add 2 parts baking soda to 1 part coconut oil directly into the small bowl. Add eye Doppler of Stevia. Mix with a spoon until the ingredients resemble a paste. If the mixture is too wet, add additional baking soda. If the mixture is too dry, add a few drops of coconut oil or water.

o    2 Cover the toothbrush brush bristles with the coconut oil paste by dipping the head of the toothbrush into the bowl.

o    3 Hold the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle, and brush the teeth using a small circular motion with gentle pressure. Remember to brush all around the teeth and the tongue.

o    4 Rinse your mouth with warm water. Repeat twice daily.

I have been using oil pulling for about a month.  One of my illnesses was fungus and Candida. I had a grey tongue It is also called Thrush.  I was using commercial mouth wash which was specialized to kill fungus it tasted awful did some good but then, I found coconut oil.  Coconut oil kills yeast, fungus and candida. I now have an almost pink tongue.  And after brushing with coconut oil and baking soda, the mouth is fresh, pink and I could never go back to the artificial plastic taste of tooth paste and alcohol laden mouthwash again.


Infection of the mouth and throat by a yeast like fungus, causing whitish patches. Also called candidiasis.  I had never noticed it until I started my research but that is what my tongue looked like.  It took a while but after a period of time of eating healthy and oil pulling the tongue slowly and steady began to return to more pink than white to finally all pink.  Once you notice this on yourself, you will also notice it on other people.  It is amazing but as I became well, how much illness I could see on what looked like perfectly healthy people.

Read more: How to Brush With Coconut Oil |


Thrush is – 

Infection of the mouth and throat by a yeast like fungus, causing whitish patches. Also called candidiasis.


If your tongue is coated like that what does the rest of you look like on the inside???? My research continues.

Till Next time

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