Dear Dr. Ellie,
I am really excited about your program. But I was wondering something. I went to the dentist today and she said I have 5 cavities and that I need fillings immediately. Can I start your program without getting the fillings in hope that they will get better.
Thank you very much
You can definitely start the program now. Even if you end up getting these filled they will last longer if you begin this system in advance.
In fact I would send you immediately /today to Walgreens to get ACT mouth rinse ( check the photo on http://www.zellies.com/ carefully to see the image and don’t buy Restore by mistake) Also get the original Crest regular toothpaste.
Your local health food store may sell xylitol mints or gum. Any brand of 100 percent xylitol will work. Of course, Zellies taste the best and are the best but any xylitol will work for today.
The use of xylitol and ACT together will help to heal your teeth.
Use the xylitol after everything you eat or drink or whenever your mouth feels acidic or dry. Use the ACT mouth rinse after cleaning your teeth.
If you want to use the entire system great, but at very least use the correct toothpaste and the ACT rinse. Use the rinse twice or three times a day hold it in your mouth for as long as possible. The longer this ACT (dilute 0.05% fluoride rinse) is in your mouth the more healing will occur. When you spit out do not rinse the residue/thin film off your teeth go to bed at night leaving this residue on your teeth. If you eat or drink during the night eat some more xylitol or rinse again with ACT.
Imagine you have a deep cut on your hand. The flesh needs to heal and also the skin for the wound to go away. Xylitol helps the deeper layer of your cavity heal and the ACT works on the outside “skin” of your tooth. Together these products will work wonders but it takes time.
If your teeth do not hurt you may be able to buy some time. I am not in a position to tell whether or not to have those fillings done.
I would hope that your dentist has helped you figure out what caused the problem : WHY you have those cavities. Cavities are caused by mouth acidity > usually + dry mouth.
Now start to reverse them.One guy was able to reverse four cavities in a couple of months.
I have no way of telling how deep these are and I have no authority to advise you on this.
Good luck the ACT and xylitol are amazing and will help. This system can reverse cavities but it takes time and I do not know how desperate your situation is.
You could ask another dentist for a second opinion. There are dentists who believe in remineralization and reversal of cavities and some do not. You may want to ask the office staff if your dentist believes that cavities can be reversed. This would tell you something.
Good luck and let me know if you need more information especially if you need links to papers and studies that show remineralizaion.
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