Zellies Toothbrush

Dear Dr. Ellie: 

I was wondering about your toothbrush. I also noticed there is a new toothbrush on your website called mouthwatchers. Do you recommend this as well?


Dear Anon: 

Zellies brushes (which are sold in batches of 25) – and are TERRIFIC manual brushes.

The idea with these is that they are inexpensive but very good.
This will encourage you to throw away often, use several at once ( so they dry between uses) and disinfect regularly and aggressively.

The Mouthwatchers brush is new to us – but I have tried it for several months and it appears excellent.
The “science” says that it is antibacterial because of the nano silver in the bristles – so this is an easy way to keep your toothbrush clean.

If your living routines or conditions require this extra level of protection ( great for college kids in dorm conditions – nursing home – community living – traveling etc) then this seems a great option.
I can assure you that if you like the “feel” of the Zellies brush on your gums and teeth – then the Mouthwatchers brush is very similar in feel.

Hope this helps you decide.

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

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  • Alan says:

    How important do you think it is to disinfect the Mouthwatchers brush between use, like is advisable to do with a regular tooth brush?Alan

  • Dr. Ellie says:

    I don't know the answer to this one! I will try to get in touch with a toxicologist friend of mine who is a silve expert.

  • Thanks Dr. Ellie! says:

    I’d also love to know the answer to this question – do we need to disinfect the Mouthwatchers brush with Listerine twice per day?

    • If you are fighting plaque, gum disease or cavities – I think toothbrush disinfection is important at each brushing. We don’t know if nano-silver is adequate – so better to over-clean.
      If you live or kiss someone who is potentially a source of infection – I suggest toothbrush cleaning should be taken seriously.
      On the other hand, for those who have developed a healthy mouth and who are not at risk for infection – they can probably have flexibility. Once you have sustainable oral health – cleaning a toothbrush every day or two is probably enough.

  • LindaSonia says:

    where do I get the Zellies brushes – link above is broken.

    • We no longer make Zellie’s brushes 🙁 The company would not make such a “small” order for us.
      I suggest getting two or three different styles of brush and use them: one in the morning (maybe a power brush) and a different one at night (small and medium firmness to massage the gums) and another for any extra time you use my system to care for your teeth!

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