White Spots

Dear Dr. Ellie,

I am writing to ask if xylitol and/or your oral care system will help get rid of the white spots that remain after getting braces removed. I got my braces removed today and they said they can do some treatment to get rid of the white spots (at a hefty price), but I was hoping to rid of them more naturally. Also, I am very excited about your system! I am going to go to a dentist probably next month (Jan. 2011) to see the condition of my teeth then give 6 months to see how your system does. Then I’ll probably write a blog post about it on my website. Do you offer coupons or coupon codes to order your products? Thank you so much!



Hi TJ,

I am familiar with the tray gel treatment that etches your teeth and then re-mineralizes them.

My program uses the same principles – and will work – perhaps mine a bit slowly but a lot more naturally!

I would advise you not to wait another day – start asap!

You can purchase granular xylitol from any health food store.

Make one teaspoon into a drink with 6-8 oz of water and sip this through the morning and preferably again in the afternoon.

Small frequent amounts of xylitol are the way to embed new minerals back into your teeth and eliminate these white spots quickly – before they stain.

I also suggest you go to Walgreens and get the Closys rinse that you need – the Crest Cavity Protection toothpaste, Listerine and ACT.

There are good directions on my website – but if you have any questions feel free to let me know.

You should “clean” your teeth with my mouth rinse system twice a day – morning and night – and then drink the xylitol -water during the day.

Try to have about two teaspoons of xylitol in multiple “sips” that make “divided doses”.

Go ahead and order Zellies gum and mints – you can add these in later on – but get started with the program as soon as you can with ingredients you can buy at your local sotres..

In addition – mineral supplements for your diet if necessary – fish oil, vitamin D, Vitamin E and a good diet for at least a few weeks are also adjuncts that will help keep your saliva mineralized – so minerals can go into your teeth. Try to avoid any acidic drinks – sweet or sugarless. Acidity takes minerals OUT of your teeth – and you need to put them INTO your teeth!

Hope this helps – but don’t wait – you may have all this fixed by January if you act now!

Best Wishes and I would love to hear the outcome,

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


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  • Patrick McDonough says:

    Dear Dr. Ellie,
    My name is Patrick, and i have white spots on my front teeth and bottom teeth( i do have braces, bottom spots are near brackets). I have been using the Listerine essential care toothpaste and i was wondering does it really restore enamel? If so does that mean my white spots will diminish it i keep using it? All i want is the spots to go away.

    • Acidity and dryness damage tooth enamel. The first stage of enamel damage is that it becomes weak and porous -a stage when the tooth changes color and becomes whiter. This is a warning stage – often quickly followed by a caving in of the tooth surface – ( into a cavity). So beware – you have been warned – by your teeth! I suggest you try to control any acidic damage as much as possible. You can do this if you eat Zellies mints or gum after every meal, snack or drink. It is best to keep drinks ( even diet ones, iced teas and juices) to meal times only. Use the Zellies Complete Mouth Care System morning and night and you will quickly see the white spots disappear as this damage goes away. Your teeth need help – and if you wait too long it may be too late! I believe you can prevent permanent damage if you work hard for 6-8 weeks and use the system I recommend. Check out the Zellies Complete Mouth Care System HERE.

      • Patrick m says:

        Were can I get the xylitol? Amazon? If I do/ don’t have acidic mouth , can they still be restored with this system? All I want is to prevent damage. Do you see a decrease in white spot appearance with this system? Do you recommend I should do it while I have my braces on?

        • The best xylitol is from http://www.Zellies.com! To protect teeth from acidity you eat/nibble on xylitol – and especially after meals, snacks or drinks. Studies show that when you use xylitol with a home care system that includes dilute fluoride products – you will get strengthening of your teeth. Why not try the Zellies Complete Mouth Care System – and see how clean your teeth feel. We recommend using the system BEFORE getting braces when possible, but it is never too late to start. If you are interested – you may want to start with the entire system – check the link HERE

        • http://www.Zellies.com will give you a great selection of delicious mints and gum and also all the information you need about how to use xylitol for ultimate oral health. Enjoy!

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