Complete Mouth Care Process

Dear Dr. Ellie: 

I think I might be doing the zellies dental process a bit wrong.

I\’ve been rinsing with water between each step of the way, i.e. Closys, rinse; brush teeth, rinse; swish with Listerine, rinse; and finally swish with ACT. I think maybe I should NOT be rinsing between each step of the process. Can you confirm the correct process? Thank you.

 – J

Dear J:

I am happy you noticed this!!  There should be no water between the steps!!

Closys – spit – brush with Crest.
Spit out the big glob of toothpaste, but no water – rinse the paste off your teeth with the Listerine.
Spit and immediately rinse with the ACT – spit NO MORE to eat, drink or rinse for at least an hour!!!

This interaction between the steps will make the process work much better.
Take about one minute only with each of the rinses – and 1.5-2.0 minutes with the brushing (approx.)
Total time 4.5 – 5.0 minutes total

Dr. Ellie

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