Dear Dr. Ellie:
My dentist (who does recommend Zellies), tells me I have “sluffing” of the mouth walls, and certain toothpastes and mouthwashes exacerbate this condition. What toothpastes/mouthwashes do you recommend that can be used with this condition?
Thanks for your response!
I would advise you to AVOID most toothpastes out there!
AVOID : The Crest pro-health line
AVOID Any pastes containing baking soda, peroxide or for tartar control.
AVOID any pastes for sensitive teet, or pastes that contain triclosan ( Colgate Total)….
I recommend the Crest Regular Original paste as my number one choice.
Closys toothpaste (available in Walgreens would be a second choice).
I suggest getting granular xylitol and mixing one teaspoon in a bottle of water – to sip all day.
In addition after meals and snacks and drinks eat Zellies mints or gum the xylitol is anti fungal and will help you heal this condition in about a week.
Finally it is very important to swish the head of your toothbrush in some Listerine every day…..rinse the brush off under running water and store the brush in a cup so that the head of the brush air dries ( away from a toilet or other brushes that my be infected).
Toothbrushes carry molds and bacteria and these can transfer from one brush to another.
If your bathroom is damp you may want to keep your toothbrush in the kitchen.
Hope this helps I would love to know how quickly your mouth condition improves !
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