Clean Teeth for the Elderly — or Disinterested

Hello Dr Ellie,

I read in one of your blogs that for someone who doesn’t want to go through all the steps that that would be a good option, especially elderley, like my mom …… I want to get her on something…. what would be the steps……. I hope it’s simple….. The closys toothpaste and the mints or would she still have to use the act rinse….

Thanks so much, you are the best.

Hi Linda,

The simplest suggestion is Closys toothpaste with either Zellies mints or granular xylitol dissolved in water – (which ever suits the lifestyle).

I put an employee of our restaurant on Closys toothpaste and Zellies mints two months ago.

Already he is encouraged and amazed by the changes that he sees and feels in his mouth!

His wife is starting to follow in his footsteps. This is a young (but disinterested) family.

It has only taken 8 weeks to get them excited about teeth and now they are talking about using the entire program to see what it can do for them!

When something works – it is exciting – and people KNOW when they have a clean mouth.

Thanks for your question,

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

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