LOL - the puppy avatar DOES give off a nice vibe. I have to admit, though, I got it by default from CureZone for virtue (or lack of) of being too lazy to upload anything I actually chose.
As Molly often points out, this isn't an Olympic event. It's a routine that's on the level of brushing your teeth. Same with the rinsing. When your mouth feels clean from the oil, you're done. I usually pour fairly warm/hot water and Sea Salt into a glass, swish lightly and spit with 3-4 mouthfulls.
Let us know if rinsing and cutting down on tooth brushings help. BTW I used to have pretty serious gum recedings because of years of brushing my teeth too hard. I found the Sonicare let me brush with less pressure but also made my teeth feel cleaner afterwards and I actually dropped down to brushing once a day with OP.