Dear Dr. Ellie,
Do you mind if I ask if Zellies is a product you created or one that you found and then now promote? Since it is called “Zellies” which is close to your name, I assume it is a product that you created.
I have promoted xylitol for years.
As a dentist I would suggest that patients eat two mints (or gum) after every meal or snack.
My husband and I own a restaurant in Rochester, New York.
We have almost 70 employees most on minimum wage and without dental insurance.
The employees would watch me go to work as a dentist each day and when I came to the restaurant it was natural to talk about oral health. I realized they were at high risk for cavities (drinking soda, coffee and snacking on sugary things all day) so I suggested they put away their Altoid mints and eat xylitol mints instead.
I arranged for xylitol mints to be dispensed from a “gum-ball” machine in the kitchen area of the restaurant. It was the restaurant staff (as they put in a quarter to get a handful each day) who encouraged each other “Go on eat your Z-Ellies!”
The staff quickly became believers and after many years I began to package and develop the Zellies product line.
Funny how life works isn’t it!?
Ellie Phillips DDS