Advice from Flossie, huh? Well, let's see....
Dr. Nara says this:
"...saliva is necessary to counteract the presence of sugar, in two ways: It
constantly washes the mouth, dumping excess Sugar
down the hatch; and it contains chemicals
that help reduce both the level of sugar and acid. Interestingly enough, one of the chemicals in
saliva (Sialin) is ingested by the germs along with the sugar and tends to modify the germs' byproduct:
It actually "tells" the germs to stop making acid!"
And...forgot to mention....oil causes increased salvia production. Haven't we all had a lessening of "dry mouth" from doing this?
Acid is produced by...drum roll....sugar? Yes, but not the kind of sugar you think. It's mostly from carbohydrates. They are far worse for your teeth than actual sugar!
As far as the acid content of oils, I posted this recently:
If you desire for major alkalinity, which is what Dr. Nara is all about, then you could rinse with ACV after you finish oil pulling.
I don't know about Flossies view on brushing as the acid is ripping your enamel off. That sounds a bit suspect to me, but I didn't go to dental school. But this is what Dr. Nara says:
"You should know that ingesting any food which the mouth rapidly begins converting to sugar
will almost instantly cause high acid production if there is odontosis in the mouth. More
important, however, is the knowledge that while the increase in acid is enormous and
instantaneous, it takes a long time for the production to taper off.
If you can find or take the time to brush your teeth and/or rinse you mouth after ingesting
concentrated, highly refined sugar, you should."
Anyway, that's my 2 cents on the subject. Sorry Flossie, don't agree.
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