Hi Dr. Ellie:
I am back from my trip to PA and wanted to give you an update.
–>20 days using rinses and crest
–>13 days using Zellies
Thanks to you, I have noticed a slight improvement. The cold sensitivity is not “shocking” as it was, but there is still a slight reaction to cold. But then again, I am not eating on that side yet. Had a teaspoon of ice cream last week and of course the tooth reacted but only for a split second. But if I put the rinses on it, no reaction. If I drink water, no reaction. Is that a good sign?
How much longer do you think before I see more improvement. Will the cold sensitivity continue to decrease?
No reaction to HOT.
I just read in my local paper an article on teeth with large amalgam fillings. It said that molars with large fillings will develop vertical and horizontal cracks in the teeth near the cusps. Eventually, the cracks can go deeper into the tooth root and the tooth will need to be pulled, or need root canal. Can you just briefly tell me what this means? Is this why I am having a problem all of sudden on this one tooth, which also happens to have a large filling in it, (filling was done years ago) I do not want another extraction. I know last December the xrays showed nothing wrong with the tooth, and the dentist told me that it was just a sensitive tooth and said that nothing can be done. (I guess he didn’t know about your system!)
I love the mint zellies. they are great.
Your report of less sensitivity to cold is a very good sign. Ice cream only a small reaction wow!
I would expect another three weeks on the program should be enough for you to forget those sensitive days.
You will need to continue the rinses and eating some xylitol to constantly protect your teeth especially if you have acidic saliva. Personally, I depend on Zellies. Without them I would have sensitive teeth my own saliva is often acidic. This would quickly damage my teeth without the protection that comes from xylitol.
Large fillings are embedded into a tooth. I describe them looking like a brick in a wall , surrounded by a thin layer of cement. Problems start when the cement layer dissolves away.
This happens if acidity in your mouth dissolves the cement layer. Mouth acidity dissolves the cement and also damages the thin surrounding tooth enamel that supports this filling.
Once the enamel and the cement have chipped or dissolved away, the filling is left “floating” without a seal around it (imagine a brick that has lost its surrounding mortar).
Liquids can flow down the channel between the filling and the tooth (where the cement used to be) and stagnate underneath the filling right by the nerve of the tooth. This is why the nerve gets involved and the decay will continue UNDER the filling. As the filling sinks deeper into the softened tooth it will crack the tooth and often this is when a tooth’s life is over and it needs to be extracted.
The good news is that if you use using healing mouth rinses and xylitol you will encourage minerals to pack holes in your teeth and build back strength into weak places even under a filling. As the liquids travel down into open spaces they will help heal, repair and stop the disease process.
You need all the ingredients in my system to make this happen: without the rinses the xylitol may take too long to deal with the damage. Without xylitol the harmful bacteria could continue to live in the deeper tooth layers. You need it all the rinses combined with xylitol will give you amazing results.
I await your report from your next six month check up!