Crest vs Xylitol Toothpaste

Dear Dr. Ellie

I’d like to know why Crest is the recommended toothpaste in your program instead of a toothpaste that contains xylitol.


Dear J,

Thank you for your question which is a good one.
I love xylitol and it certainly has great protective effects on teeth.

It can and does work as a toothpaste but I am not sure if it would work as effectively as Crest in the system that I recommend.
You see, I am certain that if you use the items I suggest, in the order I suggest no matter who you are your teeth will improve, feel better and your dental problems will go away.

I also know that the people who keep on using pastes like Sensodyne, Pro-health or Prevident as part of the system do not experience these amazing results.

I used to observe (as a dentist) my patients over thirty five years, figuring out the system that gave the best results.
I discovered this specific system gives fantastic results.
I simply pass on this knowledge.

Of course, you can use whatever you like.

I make no money from these companies.
I am here to help those who have sensitive, broken, stained teeth or disease of some kind causing cavities or gum problems.
All these will go away in six to twelve months if you do the system in the way I suggest.

I am happy with my system the way I suggest it.
My family, friends and patients would never use anything different.
Your favorite toothpaste may work I just don’t know.
Personally, I have too many wonderful white, strong and healthy teeth to risk changing a thing at my age!!

This may not be the answer you were looking for but I am not in the toothpaste industry.
I am a dentist with a great system.
My system will give you nice teeth even without flossing!

Thank you again for your question please do not hesitate to comment on this answer!
Take care,

Ellie Phillips DDS
Dental Health for Everyone!

26, Corporate Woods,
Rochester NY 14623

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  • Anonymous says:

    Hi I am from NZ and both my daughters have white spots on their teeth I have asked many questions from several dentists about it but they say it is how the enamel has formed or from too much toothpaste we also have fluoride added to our water I really want to know what to do my daughters are aged 6 and 12 how to I help remineralise their teeth I have been told to keep using toothpaste and use GC Tooth Mousse at night what would you recommend? Alex Rowe

  • Dr. Ellie says:

    Hi Alex,To learn more about the effects of fluoride and why the problems are giving fluoride to children under 3 years old – please read my chapter on fluoride taken from my book Kiss Your Dentist Goobye. We have this chapter posted on in its entirety as a convenience in this discussion.Now you need to use adequate amounts of xylitol and my suggestion is dilute fluoride rinsing to protect the vulnerable areas that were damaged by ingestion of this fluoride too young.FYI – It may have been fluoride in baby formula milk powder more than the toothpaste that is to blame for this.

  • elizabeth rosenberg says:

    Hello Dr. Ellie,
    I’m 72 years of age. I’ve had dental problems forever beginning at 5 years old when an army trained dentist extracting an abcessed baby tooth pulled the adult tooth beneath it. The unfilled gap caused the upper teeth on that side of my mouth to grow too long creating alignment issues, TMJ, and weakened teeth. Some 40 years ago I had a bridge placed in the gap. Five years ago I had a number of root canals & the bridge failed following the root canal to one of its anchor teeth. Two years ago I had three implants at the site, and last month had four more crowns to save the lower front teeth worn down over these many years of misaligned bite. I also have been diagnosed with non-allergic, non-viral rhinitis which causes extra saliva and extensive coughing after eating and more after brushing my teeth. I have found that peppermint toothpastes and now xylitol in toothpaste exacerbate the problem. Now I use an gum washer irrigator & electric toothbrush and plain water after any eating. And occasionally I use a tiny dab of baking soda. Any suggestions? Thank you.

    • Hi and I am so sorry to hear about your lifetime of dental issues – what a horrible story. I’d suggest you make efforts to clear up your rhinitis – which I believe will involve several strategies. 1) avoid milk and citrus juices – especially grapefruit juices – say for two months, while you clear the problem. 2) Take a colon health probiotic to ensure your digestion is as healthy as possible: so you will absorb all possible nutrients from your diet. Do this for a couple of months in a good daily routine. 3) Use a xylitol nasal spray. This should allow you to stop using other nasal products – which often compound the problems. If you do this until the end of January – being very routine, I believe after two months, if your rhinitis gets better you may be able to add in my complete mouth care system to your program and not experience any coughing or saliva problem.

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