What Toothpastes & Mouthwashes?

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!


Dear JW:

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 !

26 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623

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  • Elizabeth says:

    Is there anyone for whom the Closys toothpaste would be first choice? I just ask because you have said the Closys rinse is especially important for people with gum issues. Would the toothpaste be good for this as well? Or is the Crest regular still better? Thanks.

  • Dr. Ellie says:

    Good question! Crest Regular paste remains my first choice!The silica in the paste is wonderful – enough abrasion to clean but not too much to scratch the surface.The sodium fluoride in Crest appears to work quickly to harden outer tooth enamel. This means, while you are brushing with Crest, it creates a protective "surface layer" over the outside of your teeth.This protective layer protects your enamel from the acidity of the next step – the acidic rinse with Listerine. We want to use Listerine for its antibacterial properties, but it is acidic. The preparing "treatment" using Crest toothpaste shields your teeth from the acidity of the Listerine rinse .This allows your teeth the benefits from Listerine without any destruction of the tooth surface. After Listerine you rinse any acidity off your teeth with ACT – leaving ACT to develop a final protective film over your teeth. I have said many times, this is a delicate interplay between very specific products. If you purchase another toothpaste – the outcomes will be different. For example, the worst case would be to select tartar control toothpaste which is acidic ( for dissolving tartar) and abrasive ( to scratch off tartar). This could leave tooth enamel unprotected and at risk for damage from acidic Listerine. I hope I explain why I am so adamant that you follow the recipe!My system is as close to perfect as my 35 years of exploring many different products would allow me to create!You may enjoy Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye – available on Amazon.com which discusses the process in more detail. Your oral health will continue to improved dramatically as you continue on this program!Thanks again for an great question, Ellie http://www.zellies.com26 Corporate WoodsRochester, NY 14623(585) 272-1270

  • Herrien says:

    Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and useful information with us.Green Tea

  • Dr. Ellie says:

    Thanks! My reason for blogging is to try and open eyes – To try and help the public understand that product labels are there to encourage you to BUY. Who is looking out for you? Salespeople visit dental offices and use big color ads to convince health professionals that THEIR product is the one to recommend.Most of the time an honest health professional cannot answer the question – "Does the product you recommend really work? How do you know?" In my mind the best products are not advertised.All the products I recommend were formulated when companies were trying to make a great rinses and great toothpaste!Wishing you health and wellness, Ellie http://www.zellies.com26 Corporate WoodsRochester, NY 14623(585) 272-1270

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