Bubblegum ACT

Ellie Phillips,

Thank you so much for your thorough and prompt response! I did download the complete mouth care PDF and was wondering if I could use the anti cavity kids ACT. It has .05 sodium fluoride, and says it is alcohol free, though the 1st ingredient is benzyl alcohol. If it’s not ok, I’ll find the original ACT anticavity. I am looking forward to starting the program!

Also, how close to toothbrushes have to be to share germs and can I stop flossing?-it makes my teeth bleed.

Thank you again 🙂


Dear ER,

You can certainly use any of the three original ACT rinses. Bubblegum, Cinnamon or Mint. Avoid the Breath freshening ACT and the ACT Total Care – they do not seem to work as well. Also avoid the Restore products I do not recommend these either.

Next question: What is a safe distance for toothbrushes?

I think it will depend on the oral health of the people using them. If you are working to improve your teeth but your spouse is not you may want to separate so there is no risk of contamination. (I would decontaminate all brushes every day as suggested). If you generally have good oral health I would just keep them apart even if they are in the same cup.

Flossing or not?
Personally I do not floss because I have no harmful plaque bacteria in my mouth (result of continuous use of xylitol for many years). I developed this system for people who were unable to floss and it works for them so it will work for you.

If you tell your dental office professionals that you are not flossing they will insist that you must floss…if you do not tell them, they will probably commend you for your wonderful oral hygiene!

Good luck mark a couple of months ahead on your calendar and if you have time I would love to hear your updates!

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  • Walmart now offers an alcohol free copt of ACT with.05% sodium floride.I notice the stronger .05% rinses recommend 1 use per day.

  • Dr. Ellie says:

    I only recommend the ACT brand rinses – mint, cinnamon or bubblegum.I do not suggest the store brands because it is the INACTIVE ingredients in ACT that make it so superb.Your savings in minimal and you may have less benefit to your oral health. The inactive ingredients ( YES, I said -"IN-ACTIVE") may be the reason that ACT is so wonderful.The way this rinse coats teeth – it clings and "wets" due to its inactive ingredients.ACT flows into the pits and fissures of teeth – the places that decay first.Since sodium fluoride will only work if it is in contact with the tooth surface – you need this benefit – deep in the tiny cracks in your teeth. Don't try and save money with a substitute – splash out the extra twenty-or-so cents!Just think of the money you will save on dental (and possibly medical) bills in the future!Remember that oral health is very connected with general health. Thanks for the ideas and the question – but suggest you stick with the real product.Ellie http://www.zellies.com26 Corporate WoodsRochester, NY 14623(585) 272-1270

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