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 🙂
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!