Dear Dr. Ellie,
I’ve been following your Complete System for approx. one year now, and overall I’m quite pleased. I do have a problem with recurring dead plaque, though.
I was up quite early this morning, and caught an infomercial for a product called “30 Second Smile.” It’s a six-headed, battery powered toothbrush that’s claimed to be just the absolute best tool to use for cleaning the teeth and gumline. Uses the “Bass technique,” whatever that is. From the website www.30secondsmile.com.
Now, I didn’t “bite” (Ha!), but I am intrigued. Have you heard of this product? I respect your opinion, and would love to get your thoughts on this thing and whether it might actually be a useful addition to your System. Currently I manually brush, using a Zellie’s brush after breakfast and a Colgate Wave before bed. I’m quite conscientious about using the correct products as you recommend (including of course plenty of “proper” exposures to Xylitol). Any advice is most appreciated.
Thank you so much; be well.
Thanks for your message and for you confidence in my opinion! I think it is possible to clean teeth (it should be called gum cleaning) with many kinds of brushes and many techniques.
The important thing is that you brush YOUR GUMS!!! To do this well, you need to like the feeling of brushing, and use a helpful toothpaste. The Bass technique has been tested and supported for decades and I have no problem if you are able to do this.
Long time ago I made a video of important things about tooth brushing I need to edit this and get it on You tube!! I have never worried too much about brushing techniques. I have been more focused on getting people to disinfect and store their brushes safely every day! I have no concern about good battery powered brushes and I am familiar with the one you mention.
I think you will find it may make cleaning your teeth an even BETTER experience for you! Oral health is so vital if can you afford this investment for your health, go ahead and give it a whirl!!
I would love to know what you think Get a consumer reaction from a concerned oral health advocate. I am always looking to help people take their oral health to the next level.
We should probably start a toothbrush page on Facebook and chat about people’s favorite toothbrushes!
Ellie Phillips DDS
Solutions for Oral Health!
author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye