Dear Dr Ellie,
I found your website 2 months ago and ever since I have been following your system. I am living in Dublin, Ireland so I cannot buy ACT mouthwash. Instead I use Fluorigard. Recently I noticed that sorbitol is one of its ingredients. Is that harmful for my teeth? From looking on the web I notice that ACT contains sorbitol also. I am wondering should I switch to another fluoride mouthwash that does not contain sorbitol? Or maybe I should have a zellie just after using the Fluorigard? Apart from that concern I find your system great to use and my mouth feels much cleaner than before. I’ll let you know how I get on over the next few months.
I suggest to people in Europe to use Retardex in place of Closys and Fluorigard in place of ACT for good alternatives.
Currently ACT is only available in Switzerland, Greece and Holland. It appears that Listerine is generally available and also Crest toothpaste. I will ship Zellies anywhere but I cannot ship the mouth rinses internationally.
I will be discussing the subject of sorbitol in upcoming newsletters be sure to sign up for the newsletter from the website!
There are lots of bad things to say about sorbitol as an ingredient in sugarless gum and other consumables. I wish that they did not add it to mouth rinses but ACT is a fabulous mouthrinse and within the context of this system, the sorbitol does not negate the benefits.
I know of people who eat Zellies after using their rinses but I do not feel it is necessary. I prefer to leave a residue of ACT on my teeth at the end of the rinse system. The longer ACT is on your teeth the shinier and stronger they will become.
I suggest spitting out a couple of times after rinsing but not eating or drinking afterwards to give the rinse at least an hour to “interact” with your tooth enamel! This is the best natural whitening system of all!
If you have any other questions please let me know I enjoy getting feedback!
With best wishes,
Dental Health for Everyone!
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