Q & A with Dr. Ellie: Treating Periodontal Disease
Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide.
Q: Hi Ellie,
I am 46 years old. I’ve had a history of cavities since I was very young. A long bout with antibiotics when I was 4 left my teach in sorry shape. now, my gums are receding and I have 2 crowns, looking at the third. The reason, as my dentist tells me, is that the amalgam fillings in my teeth are so big and have become leaky paving the way for decay. a mouth full of crowns, according to him, is my destiny. As a health professional who focuses on prevention and reversal of disease, I couldn’t figure out why periodontal disease was, according to the dental profession, not treatable — only controllable. that’s not acceptable to me. Just as conventional physicians say that heart disease is not reversible, I know different. I searched and searched, and I came across your book. And there in black and white, you empowered me with the truth. Just as there is a method or lifestyle to preventing heart disease and diabetes, there is one for perio disease. Thank you!! I am not finished with your book. I have been reading it diligently, but that means between work, kid’s baseball schedules, and other responsibilities. It thrills me that my pockets of 2-3mm can be reversed.Thanks again, -P
A: Dear P,
Leaky fillings may be greatly helped by the use of my system and frequent amounts of xylitol.
I suggest that drinking a dilute solution of xylitol in water during the day will help your periodontal health and also this condition. The Zellie-water percolates down the “leaky-filling gap” to help remineralize under the filling – and possibly prevent the need for changing them – it may take a year – but it is possible.
Zellies mints are great for surface remineralization – so a mix and match approach with the xylitol will be good for your oral health.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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