Success Story: User Review of the Complete Mouth Care System

Fun to read Alice Bradley’s blog post “HELP FOR THE HOPELESS (MOUTH)” about her experience with my Complete Mouth Care System.

Yes – it IS possible to enjoy dental visits!

Read Alice’s fun post here: http://finslippy.squarespace.com/blog/help-for-the-hopeless-mouth.html

23 thoughts on “Success Story: User Review of the Complete Mouth Care System

  1. I have been told that toothpastes that contain SLS are not good for me? Also that rinses such as Listerine which has alcohol is not helpful if one has dry mouth which I do?

    I also have found that ACT seems to stain my teeth? Can you answer these questions for me.

    Thank you

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    1. These are part-truths. My book Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye explains in detail why I recommend the products of the Complete Mouth Care System – and my next book will explain more about this science. The logic is – although SLS can be a problem and also alcohol in a mouth rinse – we avoid these issues when the products are used as part of a Complete System of Care.

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  2. I noticed that ACT fluoride rinse contains sorbitol, which I understand from your writings is an unhealthy sugar substitute. I’m concerned that this sugars substitute is “coating” my teeth all night is I sleep. Is there a different fluoride rinse that contains xylitol?

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    1. In this context sorbitol is not a problem – but of course it would be great if this were not there at all. On the other hand there is not a single xylitol rinse I recommend. In fact, most xylitol rinses are acidic and may be harmful to enamel. I do not recommend any xylitol toothpastes or mouth rinses at this time.

      If you want to have the benefits from my program of care, it has to be used like a cake recipe – with the ingredients and method exact – otherwise the outcome may be skewed. Here is a link to review the process again: LINK

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  3. Thank you so much for your book, and I hope to soon implement your mouth care system for my own “success story.” One thing is holding me back. Is there information on how much fluoride is absorbed into the body via sublingual and transdermal routes when using the ACT mouth rinse?

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    1. Long before I moved to Texas, I met a wonderful ND – Marlene Merritt and her husband Will. They were both skeptical about my system and asked me this very same question. Marlene and Will work with people who have Hashimoto’s hypothyroid disease – so they were worried about ingestion and the hazards of fluoride. Today I’d say that Marlene and Will are two of my biggest fans – and before they started – believe me – they looked into the science until they were comfortable that the amount of fluoride potentially absorbed was virtually bill. At the end of my reply I will link you to Marlene’s website and you can read her testimonial about this!
      Be sure to spit out the ACT at the end of rinsing. Don’t eat or dink for as long as possible after using the system – so you will enjoy all the benefits. Consider that using this system may help you to avoid the toxicity of root canals, plastic fillings and other horrors of dentistry. Also, most people ingest quantities of fluoride in green tea and from other sources – ( beware iced or powdered green tea). Here is a link to Marlene’s site: LINK

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  4. I just want to give a big thank you to you Dr Ellie! I am in the UK and have been concerned with dental health for a while now. I recently noticed that my teeth were falling behind their usual state of health and cleanliness – you see, I had been on the anti fluoride bandwagon for a few years, since I was about 23 and I’m now almost 30. It wasn’t till I came across your book and website that I finally realized that there was a place for fluoride, just not in our drinking water!

    It’s only been about a month or so and my teeth have never felt cleaner and the plaque that was cling to my front teeth has completely disappeared!

    I have not long returned from a dental appointment this morning and my dentist was very impressed at how clean my teeth were and was praising my brushing! I have never been told this by any dentist and I always have to get some plaque removed but this time he said there was NO plaque to remove! I was excited!

    I also wanted to let those in the UK know that they can get the alternatives to the US system here and they seem to be working very well.

    Ultradex is found in Tesco, most pharmacies and is really good value if you buy on Amazon.

    Listerine is pretty much everywhere – home bargains is really cheap for this

    I’m using Oral B 1-2-3 for toothpaste as I read on here it was the closest match to the recommended Crest toothpaste here (which is pretty impossible to find in the UK unless you want to spend big bucks), plus it’s really cheap and simple toothpaste – 79p in home bargains!

    For the last mouthrinse I’m using what was also recommended for UK users and that is the Colgate Fluoriguard alcohol free mouthwash – it’s available in Tesco and Boots and is occasionally on offer.

    As for xylitol mints/gums Peppersmiths are a good brand but they are expensive and the only place I’ve seen them is on Amazon and Holland and Barret. However, because they are pretty expensive and hard to get I’ve taken to buying Xylitol granules and drinking that mixed with water and having a good swill throughout the day.

    I also take Vitamin K2 and limit processed foods, fruitsand wheat. I love my cheese and good whole milk though.

    So once again, I am so glad I found your program Dr Ellie as I can see it will greatly improve my dental health and my bank account!

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  5. I just want to give a big thank you to you Dr Ellie! I am in the UK and have been concerned with dental health for a while now. I recently noticed that my teeth were falling behind their usual state of health and cleanliness – you see, I had been on the anti fluoride bandwagon for a few years, since I was about 23 and I’m now almost 30. It wasn’t till I came across your book and website that I finally realized that there was a place for fluoride, just not in our drinking water!

    It’s only been about a month or so and my teeth have never felt cleaner and the plaque that was cling to my front teeth has completely disappeared!

    I have not long returned from a dental appointment this morning and my dentist was very impressed at how clean my teeth were and was praising my brushing! I have never been told this by any dentist and I always have to get some plaque removed but this time he said there was NO plaque to remove! I was excited!

    I also wanted to let those in the UK know that they can get the alternatives to the US system here and they seem to be working very well.

    Ultradex is found in Tesco, most pharmacies and is really good value if you buy on Amazon.

    Listerine is pretty much everywhere – home bargains is really cheap for this

    I’m using Oral B 1-2-3 for toothpaste as I read on here it was the closest match to the recommended Crest toothpaste here (which is pretty impossible to find in the UK unless you want to spend big bucks), plus it’s really cheap and simple toothpaste – 79p in home bargains!

    For the last mouthrinse I’m using what was also recommended for UK users and that is the Colgate Fluoriguard alcohol free mouthwash – it’s available in Tesco and Boots and is occasionally on offer.

    As for xylitol mints/gums Peppersmiths are a good brand but they are expensive and the only place I’ve seen them is on Amazon and Holland and Barret. However, because they are pretty expensive and hard to get I’ve taken to buying Xylitol granules and drinking that mixed with water and having a good swill throughout the day.

    I also take a Vitamin K2 supplement and severely limit processed foods, fruits and wheat. I love my cheese and good whole milk though.

    So once again, I am so glad I found your program Dr Ellie as I can see it will greatly improve my dental health and my bank account!

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    1. Thank you so much for your amazing testimonial and I hope you encourage others with weak teeth who are “anti fluoride” to think about risks vs. benefits when fluoride is used in a moderate way, with specific products and not in drinking water! Thank you so much for taking time to write and help others in the UK…
      Perhaps we need to post this on our Facebook page too….?

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  6. I’ve been using the complete system recently (begun in a panic at the impending dental appt after my last appt netted 3 surprising cavities).

    The hygienist commented my teeth were ‘spotless’ and everything worked great. Since my main change was the system, I would credit it. (Also – I did use the system for a couple of years a few years back, and had no dental issues. Fell off the wagon because I am cheap – but back on now. I see real results.)

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    1. This is great news – only today I was talking to someone about the fact that many people who use “the system” -begin to forget one or two parts. Often they forget the Zelllie’s after meals, or other times it is Closys. Once they see the difference that the “COMPLETE Mouth Care System” makes – they return and usually stay loyal forever! Welcome to the forever club! Ellie

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  7. HI Ellie

    Have been on your complete system for about 1month now and you are my only hope. I live in the U.K. and although I visited a dentist my whole life (I’m a 58 year old woman) it was only when a bridge failed and I visited another dentist that I discovered I had periodontal disease and have had for at least 8 years. I have had to have a brace to help me hang on to a front tooth. I have been obsessed and have cried myself to sleep at night that I have been so ignorant ( I thought I did more than enough with my oral hygiene but have suffered with dry mouth for a long time) My pockets are down to 2 now and my dentist tells me I have no active disease. I am terrified that with only 50% bone left in my jaw I am doomed to wearing dentures in the future. I came upon your book after reading many others with little interest and I must say it makes perfect sense. I have ugly black triangles and elongated teeth. However I do have hope and although I am having to substitute toothpaste and ACT will be stocking up when I visit Florida in November. Although I do not floss anymore my dentist is adamant I should be using interdental brushes. I am worried this may stop me from the possibility of growing back any of my gums. Please advise me if you get the opportunity! My mouth feels wonderful by the way but doesn’t look very good.

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    1. Ha! Health must come before beauty! I’m thrilled you have been able to turn your periodontal health around with my system…keep going because none of us can afford (health-wise) to have nasty gum bacteria lodged around teeth!
      Nutrition is a huge influence on our immune system, and the immune system provides cells and nutrients that travel in blood to remove debris and help heal and repair our body tissues – in this case, your gums!
      Inter proximal brushes, and a good toothbrush stimulate circulation – and this is what your gums need. Try to massage your gums to get the blood flowing! Gum damage takes years to “show” and unfortunately repairs are slow too…
      The good news is you have reduced the burden of inflammation from your gums – which will help your general health. Try to think about this while you wait and see what happens with the look of your teeth. Good luck and do keep us updated how things progress!

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  8. Thank you very much.
    Have now been on the complete system for five months and am feeling so much better!

    The only item I cannot get is Zellies and I am having to substitute with xylitol chrytsals and Peppersmith. Would love to try your brand if I could ship to the U.K. in the future.

    By the way, if I am feeling in need of a little reassurance, I like to listen to your Youtube radio interviews or videos. I am very grateful for all of your help.
    God Bless you Dr Ellie x

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  9. I checked the ACT Anti-Cavity ph and it is around 6.0. I used ph paper. That seems acidic to leave on teeth before going to bed. I buy my ACT in NY (Messina).

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, I know we talk about the problems of acidity – but there is one time when acidity is OK…and that is in the presence of sodium fluoride (the ingredient in ACT! The acidity makes the remineralization properties of ACT work harder – and so your enamel gets stronger. Yes, this combination of dilute fluoride and acidity can help make the outer layer of your tooth enamel more acid resistant – in other words, smoother and stronger. Acidity is a concern for teeth – but when it comes to the Complete Mouth Care System, there are many other factors all working together…..so I urge you to give it a try and you will soon be able to develop trust as you notice the benefits!

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  10. What do you mean by “the toxicity of root canals”. I have to get one on Monday (!). From what I understand there is no better alternative.

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    1. Dead teeth are problems for the body. Dead teeth easily become infected and the infection pervades through the entire tooth.
      The technique necessary to clean out the infected areas is challenging, and filling up the empty areas also requires a good technique and special skills.
      Not every dentist is skilled at root canals – and mistakes can be costly for your mouth and your health.
      Poorly cleaned or poorly filled roots are potential areas where the infection can become trapped. These problems have generated debate about root canals and poorly filled root canals are bad for your health. Like any surgery – it depends on the skill of the surgeon. A skilled endodontist or general dentist with expertise, can save your tooth with a great root canal and then everything will be fine!

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  11. Sensodyne Toothpaste with Novamin + fluoride in many studies online has proven to be much more effective than fluoride toothpaste alone. Why is it you do not recommend it?
    Also there is a new toothpaste called biomin with bioglass that supposedly lasts 12 hours protecting the teeth? Any thoughts on these ?

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    1. Studies that show X is better than Y are always complicated to dissect and evaluate. I believe the toothpaste they compared it to was a stannous fluoride paste, like Pro Health. I never recommend stannous fluoride. We all know who paid for this study – and that is usually another point to consider 🙂 Take the example of Listerine Total care which was shown to be 7 times more effective than ACT. OK – great. I suggest Listerine (original) FOLLOWED by ACT. I don’t have the opportunity to prove my point – but I bet THIS combination is 20+ times more effective than ACT used alone and therefore 3 times more effective than Listerine Total rinse. Do you see the dynamics of this confusion? This is how companies try to out-compete each other. I don’t like Sensodyne’s chemistry (because it is like putty and blocks sensitive holes in a very un-natural way. I prefer to re-mineralize naturally). Novamin was originally made from skim milk and it did not work, despite the hype in dentistry. I was not surprised to learn the ADA held the intellectual property on this product! I prefer to stick with the synergistic effect of xylitol and sodium fluoride in the method I recommend. However, soon we may have technology to compare easily (at home) one system vs. another. I can’t wait to give this power to the people!

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  12. Hi Dr Ellie
    Have been using your system for about 18 months and I feel wonderful!

    Can you tell me how my dentist can tell if I need to see a hygienist for a cleaning? I want to avoid unnecessary dental treatments but have no way of knowing if he is sending me because dentist’s are not used to people who do not need the services of a hygienist. How can I find out for myself if treatments are necessary or not!
    Thank you

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    1. That’s a great and very important question. First of all ensure that you are under the care of an ethical dentist. You will only know by assessing reviews and what people say. Providing you have an honest dentist/hygienist – look him or her in the eye and ask, “Do I NEED (emphasis on NEED) a cleaning? They may be shocked – but you have every right ….and should… ask this question. If they say yes, then ask for more information. If they tell you about pockets or give you periodontal numbers – keep a copy for your records as a measurement of your progress. My goal for clients is NO pockets – NONE. NONE. You can also ask to take an Oral DNA test and check to ensure that you do not have any periodontal pathogens. Again – the goal is perfect and sustainable oral health with no bleeding, no pocketing and no periodontal pathogens. In a recent testing of dentists – most of THEIR mouths were not at this level of health.

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