Enamel Loss

Dear Dr. Ellie:

Hi, I am 54 year old female and have tooth enamel loss from drinking wine for years{quit 5 mo ago}. I would like to know whats best to use for rebuilding the enamel if this is possible. I have no ins. and havent seen a dentist for years, maybe 7 or 8 now. I have a few cavities also that are becoming sensitive to cold / hot now. Also, just started using tooth builder toothpaste with 36% xylitol and wondering if I should continue? Thanks in advance for your reply. L

Hi L,

Thanks for your message.

Please don’t let your teeth be any more damaged – it is essential for your BODY health that you build them back to health as quickly as possible.

The most useful mouth rinse for building back teeth is a product called ACT – and it is found in Target and many other stores.

Make sure it is NOT ACT “TOTAL CARE” – you want only the one that says “ACT anti-cavity” (usually less expensive)

I recommend Crest Cavity Protection toothpaste – without ANY additives – no baking soda, no peroxide, no whitening, no additives at all – just the plain Crest Cavity Protection paste.

I suggest xylitol during the day – not as a toothpaste.

There are lots of reasons for this – but explaining them all would turn this message into a book (and I have already written a book about this if your are interested)!

Get some granular xylitol from your local health food store, and put a teaspoon of this each morning into a bottle of water – and sip this “tooth drink” during the day.

You can also get 100 percent xylitol mints and gum (which I sell from my website) to nibble after meals or when your mouth is dry.


If you want to do more than this I suggest a rinse before brushing and also the use of Listerine between the toothpaste and the ACT rinse.

If you are unclear what to do – start with Crest and ACT and the xylitol drink during the day.

Then visit my website – and I hope we will soon have some video on it to help teach people how to use the Complete Mouth Care System.


If you use the Complete system you will be able to start REVERSING the cavities – it will get rid of the sensitivity and your teeth will get stronger – and naturally whiter.

It all depends how much you want to do.

Here is a link to the instructions for the Complete System:


Hope this is helpful!

Dr. Ellie Phillips DDS
Solutions for Oral Health
Dr Ellie@drellie.com

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