Dear Dr. Ellie:
I have a problem that is causing me great anxiety. I am 51 years old and have extremely dry mouth. I have gone sought medical help but they are at a loss at this moment as to why. Maybe it’s menopause, that’s the only thing I can think of as the dry mouth gets better and then worse.
Anyway, I see cracks in my teeth and now I have small white spots forming. I do wear retainers at night. My dentist said the cracking was normal with age. I also feel that my gums are receding. I am also getting canker sores. I drink a glass of wine at night and I have a orange juice for breakfast. Is this too acidic? I rinse with Aloe vera juice and sea salt and use Biotene toothpaste and rinse.
I hope you can help me!!! I will follow any advice that you give.
Thank you so much!!
The message in my book Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye expands in detail WHY teeth deteriorate.
My book explains why teeth wear away, become soft, why gums recede, teeth darken in color or get cracks in them. Basically there are only two reasons that teeth deteriorate – mouth acidity and/or dry mouth.
Several chapters explain why you may have mouth acidity and how acidity attacks teeth. One problem may be your own saliva. Saliva often becomes acidic with hormonal change, stress or with dry mouth.
You many have multiple reasons why your teeth are being damaged by mouth acidity from things you eat or drink in addition to your own saliva.
Dry Mouth + Mouth Acidity = damage.
The answer to your problem is to constantly PROTECT your teeth. You need to “moisturize” your teeth and build strength back into them. This is actually very easy to do since Zellies mints and gum help you do both these things.
If you don’t chew gum normally, then I suggest Zellies mints in mint or fruit flavors. Eat one or two mints after anything you eat or drink and also during the day if you have a dry mouth. These mints are healing for your mouth, protective for your teeth and will make your mouth feel moist and comfortable.
Morning and night you need the special sequence of mouth rinses and toothpaste that I recommend. These rinses help your teeth repair (reducing crack lines and helping take away sensitivity).
The system when used regularly will make the outer shell of your teeth harder and more resistant. This will stop any more damage in the future. There is no reason for teeth to “age” you just need a “Zellies” way to harden them up and keep them young!
Everything you need would be found in our Complete Mouth Care Kit. You may also enjoy reading my book. The kit has an instruction manual so you can at least get started even without the book. You must NOT mix and match the suggested products with your existing products. Put your current toothpaste away and use only the products that I recommend.
Let me know if you have any other questions,
Ellie Phillips DDS
Dental Health for Everyone!
Author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye