Tooth Enamel

hi Ellie:

I was wondering about the rationale for including the Crest toothpaste in the complete mouth care system.

Is there something in Crest that specifically aids in remineralization ? If so, what is that something ?

Additionally, is there any mouthwash or chewing gums… or a recommended list of foods, etc,.. that will speed up the remineralization of my teeth ?

Thank you very much for your help and time… I really appreciate it 🙂

Have a lovely day

Hi B,

Yes there is definite rationale for the Crest – and when people mix and match – switching our one element – they don’t get the great/amazing/fantastic results!

The reason Crest performs so well in the system is that it is one of the few toothpastes made with silica.

Most newer pastes contain chalk (cheaper to produce= higher profit margin). Chalk binds tightly to sodium fluoride and does not release it to the tooth.

Consequesntly most new pastes are made with stannous fluoride (a tin based product that can stain teeth- and I do not recommend).

Quick fluoride release:

The silica in Crest quickly releases fluoride to the tooth surface. You do not rinse between the paste stage and the next one ( the Listerine). This process allows the Listerine to clean teeth – while the fluoride residue protects the tooth surface from the acidity of the Listerine.

Perfect for Cleaning:

Another reason Crest is that it is not too abrasive for enamel, and does a great cleaning job.

Toothpaste abrasiveness is measured from 1 to 200 and the middle point (around 100) is perfect for cleaning tooth enamel.

Original Crest Cavity Protection paste registers 102 on this scale. Many “health food” toothpastes are like sandpaper and whitening ones can come in around 200!
No glycerin:

The last reason for the Crest choice is that is does not contain glycerin ( which is in many other pastes )

Glycerin is said to inhibit remineralization. I don’t know if this is true – but from the amazing results of those using my system – obviously we get remineralization with Crest as part of the technique!
For Remineralization:

Follow the Complete Mouth Care System ( with 100 percent xylitol gum and mints) exactly as I recommend and you will be amazed at the improvements.

If you need more help understanding remineralization – my book is a good read! If you don’t like to read – at least download the instructions for the Complete Mouth Care system.

I recommend getting the entire system shipped to you – to ensure you start with the correct products.

You WILL BE AMAZED if you follow my directions – EXACTLY!

This is like a cake recipe and when you start messing with it – the results will be different.

Good luck,


Ellie Phillips DDS
Solutions for Oral Health!
author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye

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  • Chris Hugh says:

    Hi,I have a question about tooth erosion in cats. I brush "Twitch's" teeth nightly, and about a week ago I noticed bleeding around one tooth. The vet says that it is tooth erosion and suggests I have it extracted. I'm extemely reluctant to subject Twitch to surgery because the last time he had his teeth cleaned, he stopped breathing under the anesthetic. He has an enlarged heart and is elderly–at least 8 years old. My guess is that he's around 13. I've been using just a touch of Sensodyne in the affected area, on my vet's advice. Is there anything else I can do to try to fix this problem without surgery?Thank you so much in advance for any help.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Ellie:I want to ask about the squigle toothpaste ? According to amazon the ingredients are: Free of artificial colors, preservatives, colors, sweeteners Made from birch and beech trees 0.24% Sodium Fluoride,36% Xylitol, Plus Water, Silica, Glycerin, Poloxamer, Cellulose Gum, Flavor, Anatase, Methocel, Glycyrrhizin, Sodium Hydroxide — May this toothpaste be a good option or substitute for crest thoothpaste ? Att, H Have a great dayPs. Please excuse my grammar; english is not my first laguage.

  • Dr. Ellie says:

    This is an interesting question – and this paste may work – it does have some good ingredients – but that is not always the end of the story.I cannot tell you it WILL work – since I have not seen long-term results – actual results of people using it. The most important thing is that it should not cause you harm. The only possible problem with this paste ingredient list is that glycerin is said ( by some) to stop remineralization of teeth. If you have cavities that you are trying to heal – I would suggest brushing your teeth with a drop of ACT on your brush (in place of toothpaste). If you are simply in a "maintenance" mode – I think this paste may work fine for someone unable to access Crest Cavity Protection. Ellie Phillips DDSwww.ZelliesCleanWhiteTeeth.comSolutions for Oral Health!author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye

  • Dr. Ellie says:

    CHRIS: I have no idea if cat's teeth and humans heal the same or not.You will have to listen to your vet here – sorry I cannot help more.Ellie Ellie Phillips DDSwww.ZelliesCleanWhiteTeeth.comSolutions for Oral Health!author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye

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