Dear Dr. Ellie:
Can you tell me if your xylitol products are gluten free, because I have Celiacs* disease, and have horrable mouth ulcers and saw this and wanted to see if you thought it would be of help to me? I hope to hear from you and any suggestions you may have.
Zellies xylitol products are all gluten free. I would encourage you to use Zellies products but I would also encourage you to take three other important steps.
1. Remove sorbitol from your diet
Make sure that you never use any products containing sorbitol. Sorbitol is a cheap artificial sweetener in many sugarless products. Sorbitol appears to cause all kinds of nasty mouth and throat problems.
2. Eat at least 6.5 grams of xylitol each day.
On the other hand try to keep below 10 grams a day for a little while to get your body used to it and oral health has no added benefit from more than this. The best time to eat Zellies products are after meals and snacks to clean your teeth after eating and drinking.
3. Consider using the products I recommend in the Complete Mouth Care Program.
Make sure you do not use Colgate Total toothpaste. Colgate Total contains triclosan which reacts with chlorine in tap water to form chloroform often responsible for mouth ulcerations.
toothpaste for sensitive teeth such as ProHealth and Sensodyne can also be a problem for sensitive mouths. Many toothpastes are harmful and can make people’s mouths sensitive and ulcerated.
I only recommend Crest regular paste (NOT Crest Pro health) the Original Crest is the only paste recommended *****) Make sure you only use a clean toothbrush and store it clean and dry. See website for more details about this system!
I hope this helps you please let me know how things go xylitol is very healing. Xylitol is anti-bacterial and also anti-fungal. If you have read these suggestions and implement them, I would expect healing within 4 weeks.
Thanks for your question,
Ellie Ohillips, DDS
Coeliac disease (pronounced /ˈsiːliːˌæk/), also spelled celiac disease, is an autoimmune disorder of the small bowel. Symptoms include chronic diarrhoea, and fatigue, but those with Coeliac disease also can be asymptomatic.
Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The only effective treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet.