Dear Dr. Ellie,
I am using your xylitol and rinse system and LOVE!!! the results, but have one simple question. When I get home after school at around 2:45, is it alright if I swish for 3 minutes with the ACT rinse only? Would it benefit me? I want to get my teeth white and smooth, will this help me get there? I notice I have little scratches in my teeth. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
This is a great idea.
Combining ACT rinses and the continuous use of xylitol after meals will help your teeth a lot.
Three times rinsing is very acceptable for an adult. I actually do this myself when I am at work and just want a quick refresher.
I am always a little cautious to recommend multiple rinsing for small children because they tend not to spit out very well. I am not an advocate for ingestion of fluoride in quantity (I do not want to drink fluoride in drinking water).
When rinsing try to keep the rinse on your teeth for about three minutes. The effects will only take place while the rinse is in contact with your teeth. I think if you do this you will soon notice great results.
Try to be patient you may have to wait a year to see whitening but your teeth will strengthen and you will be rewarded!
Ellie Phillips, DDS