Twitter User Claims "Brushing Your Teeth Is A Scam" And Shows Picture Of His Teeth To Prove It, But People Are Informing Him It's Gingivitis

There has been a growing distrust of the conventional medical system as of late, particularly because of the coronavirus hysteria over the last two years that left many people feeling disappointed in the so-called experts. But is the rising esoteric health culture causing people to be sick? One Twitter user claims the dental industry is a complete scam and posts a picture of his teeth to prove it—but people are calling him out on his gingivitis.

By Gina Florio2 min read

"Trust the science" has become one of the most popularly uttered phrases from the mainstream media, various celebrities, and well-known influencers over the last few years. We've been told to blindly listen to the experts about our health, diet, and lifestyle choices. However, there's a growing number of people who are rejecting much of the so-called wisdom that has been passed down by the conventional medical system (which is largely loyal to Big Pharma). While that's a great thing to see, there are some viral moments online that make us wonder whether the esoteric health culture is causing harm to some people.

Twitter User Claims "Brushing Your Teeth Is A Scam" and Shows Picture Of His Teeth to Prove It, But People Are Informing Him It's Gingivitis

On October 21, a user named Eli Pajuelo tweeted, "Brushing your teeth is a scam." When someone asked to see his teeth, he showed a photo of his mouth and wrote, "They are slightly inflamed. My body is getting rid of brain toxins and old fillings," calling it a "natural, healthy process." But many users are commenting on the state of his gums, which are visibly red and swollen to the point where it looks painful.

Alexander Cortes, fitness trainer and online coach, responded to Eli, "That's gingivitis you dolt." Another person responded, "That’s 100% gum disease. Your teeth and gums can be deadly if you don’t take care of them. Before modern dentistry many people died from their own infected teeth. You’re upping your chances of getting diseases like mouth cancer and heart disease. Brush and floss bro." Many people also responded and insisted that he was trolling them.

But Eli responded to many of the comments and assured them that he is serious, and that the dental industry is a scam.

"It's detox," he said. "Don't fall for the dental psyop. My diet is literally perfect... and yet my gums are still like this? Maybe the body is cleaning out. Brushing won't change gum health, my teeth are fine. Bacteria are not the enemy."

Alexander responded again, "No, it’s gingivitis. You’ve been brainwashed by unproven 'esoteric' health information and you don’t have the scientific literacy to assess the validity of anything, thus the BS train has firmly taken over your mind." Other users responded and speculated that he's suffering from "borderline severe periodontitis."

Eli continued to respond to many people and informed them that his diet consists of meat, eggs, raw milk, raw cheese and butter, and fruit and raw honey. He insists that it's not possible for him to suffer from an infection or gingivitis, and that he refuses to go to a dentist to get "drilled and billed."

Eli isn't backing down on his position and continues to remain convinced that his teeth and gums are perfectly healthy. Time will tell who is right in this exchange, but the viral story does make you wonder whether the esoteric health culture misses the mark at some point and delves into nonsense that will only have negative impacts on the body. Sure, there are some major wins for the alternative, holistic health community, such as raising awareness about the dangers of seed oils and advising women against hormonal birth control, but nobody is ever right about everything, and that's when you have to ask where the line is drawn between wisdom and nonsense.