Everything I have read about having Amalgams is that you should avoid any kind of detoxing until all the Amalgams are removed, or you risk quicker poisoning.
I want to OP. I have been doing so for about two weeks now. I sometimes do it twice a day. I have noticed my gums are firmer, except around one wisdom tooth, I don't know what to do for that one. I have noticed no more morning breath. And I have noticed that I am not getting any new tartar, and some old tartar is coming off.
I have been feeling something in some of my filled teeth. I wouldn't call it pain, just a...I don't know... something, just feeling them, an extra awareness of them. It resembles tooth nerve pain, but it is so minor and in such small intervals... I am wondering if what I am feeling is the fillings pulling loose. ???
I wonder that because, over the last 4-5 months, my blackened amalgams have been turning to a silver-gold color. I ditched ALL toothpastes last September. I switched to Ecodent tooth powder. Sometimes I use just baking soda and Sea Salt . I WAS rinsing with hydrogen peroxide for a while. Then I read you shouldn't do that with amalgams. Why? Now I am using just the ecodent and OP with cold pressed and unrefined organic sunflower oil. It usually takes a full 20 minutes to turn white. But there has been a few times that it did within 10 minutes, so I just rinsed and repeated.
Anyway, I am worried about releasing more mercury and getting poisoned at a faster rate than if I did nothing. It will be a while before I can begin getting the old fillings removed. I am quite upset that I have them at all. I felt they were unnecessary when they were done to me, but I was only a child and my mother chose to believe the dentist over me. Since swithching to the ecodent however, small pieces of the fillings have come off! And guess what? Perfect white tooth underneath. No discoloration whatsoever, no decay. If all my fillings were just surface fillings like the parts that came off on their own, I would be ecstatic. But I know that some of them are deep. I had to have them ALL repaired as an adult because the guy that did them when I was a kid only put in temps because I was too difficult for him to work on. (grinning, I hated him). The dentist that repaired the old work said it looked like I was having several root canals done. Though he couldn't understand why, because there was no decay anywhere in my mouth that he could find. And he was surprised the old temproaries lasted the five years that they did. He said I took very good care of my teeth. He mentioned that there was a controversy over amalgams, but assured me in his opinion they were safe and since I didn't have a lot of money, he gave me amalgams. I wish I had known better, then, I would have insisted on other fillings.
Anyway, those are my concerns. So, should I be concerned or is this safe to do even with the amalgams still in place?
Reading your post reminded me of myself when I began oil pulling--that my Amalgams were going to come loose. Well I decided there's no way that could happen (unless I continued to worry about it to the point that I created it to happen) and if that were the case, why wouldn't oil pulling loosen other types of fillings and dental work? So I decided oil pulling was better than not pulling. :) To date, I've found that was the best decision. So I wouldn't be concerned w/that issue. Besides, I don't recall ever reading any posts that stated someone's Amalgams came loose or fell out after a period of time doing oil pulling.
I too have 3 huge amalgams--3 in a row leading back to the last molar. There's no way these could be removed without having (most likely) root canals done cuz they're so large, the filling is basically the tooth. These are from when I too was young and didn't know the dangers of mercury fillings. I've also experienced what you say "a sensation in my teeth that have amalgams"--not pain, not actually discomfort, but just "something". This isn't always, just sometimes but it goes away after a session of oil pulling and brushing w/soap. Like you, I don't know exactly what the "sensation is or why" but I'm not concerned w/it. Perhaps it's some bacteria that got around the tooth/teeth from something I ate or drank that particular day that interacts w/the Amalgam which causes some sensation around the tooth or gum--don't really know. And you could speculate on this forever. However, I started brushing w/soap 3 wks ago now (added to the oil pulling), and that, in combo w/the pulling, has done wonders for my teeth and gums. Read this data from Dr. Judd and it may help w/some of your concerns.
And I'm not stating soap is the only thing or best thing to brush with, it's what I've chosen and found to work wonders. I would think anything is better than commercial toothpaste which is just plain lethal! Again, after reading Judd's data, you'll be more enlightened on many things.
I also recall reading that rinsing w/hydrogen perioxide is not good when you have Amalgam fillings. I used to rinse w/perioxide all the time but something told me to stop, so I did. Sometimes you have to listen to your own body cause it will tell you right and wrong. Whether it's true that perioxide will leech out all sorts of bad stuff from the amalgams, I don't know. I just find that perioxide isn't necessary for any sort of oral care. And the stories that perioxide will whiten your teeth just never proved true for me. Brushing w/soap and oil pulling has helped w/that too.
And remember, oil pulling will cause all sorts of wonderful things to go on in your body--not just in your mouth! Your skin will look and feel better and I'll be darned, I've read this so many times on this forum and found it true for myself just yesterday! I realized that the skin all over my body is softer esp the soles of my feet! Guess it took a little time till the benefits spread to the soles of my feet. :) I also noticed my nails, esp toennails, are much whiter--healthier looking. Don't know where you live but I'm in the midwest and feet end up being confined to shoes for many mos in the cold season and therefore, don't see "the light of day" for quite some time. :) Ever notice how much your feet love summer--when they're free of confinement in a comfortable pair of sandals or walking barefoot? Anyway, got off in another direction here (used to live in Florida where my feet experienced "freedom" all year long). Point is, there are many other benefits that come from oil pulling.
I did oil pulling for about 3 months with organic coconut oil, it was amazing and made my teeth white and stopped the gums bleeding my amalgams went shiny too. That was the good part. After about 6 weeks of doing it I started getting very forgetful and couldn't concentrate my thinking was becoming dull and I felt like I was losing my mind I was all over the place and I wasn't functioning well at all with my mind in a constant state of confusion. I forgot the most simplest things.
My girl friend knew I was oil pulling and said she thought I should stop. During this period one of my amalgam fillings fell out. I went to the doctor and he didn't know what was wrong with me My girl friend asked about the fillings but he said he couldn't tell when she asked for tests he said it wasn't necessary. The only thing that changed in my life at that time was the oil pulling. I stopped the oil pulling and after about 10 months very slowly I started to recover and think more clearly but not to the same extent I did before the oil pulling. A study needs to be done on the effects of oil pulling and amalgam fillings though having been through it I would not knowingly want to be one of the subjects.
I believe amalgams should be banned in all and every case because the risks to ones health is too dangerous to play around with. Although I have improved I have not returned to my former self and that was 4 years ago.