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Dr. Ellie’s Upcoming Seminars – in TX and CA

Natural Solutions for Healing and Preventing Gum Disease and Cavities

Join us for upcoming presentations that will empower you to take control of your oral health
Dr. Ellie wil describe proven ways to stop, prevent, and reverse cavities and gum disease

Topics will include:Dr. Ellie Phillips

  • Cavities and Dental Disease: Why they occur and how to stop them. Cavities, filings, gum recession, lost teeth, root canals, periodontal disease, and implants can all easily be prevented!
  • Treatments and Preventive Strategies: Use of xylitol, diet, supplements, and methods to control, balance, and sustain oral health at all ages.
  • Myths and Truths: Facts about what really causes oral health problems and what actually works to prevent and stop the disease.
  • Q & A Session: Ask Dr. Ellie your specific oral health questions and concerns.

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**Seminars to be held in Austin, TX and Auburn, CA in October 2013!

See RSVP details below**

Monday, October 14th, 2013 in Auburn, CA: Learn more and RSVP HERE
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 in Austin, TX:
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Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Looking for Data

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Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide.
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Hello Dr. Phillips,

I’ve purchased the parts to your Complete Mouth Care System and have presented the program to my husband.  He is interested in what type of data you have assembled to support the use of your system.  Do you have actual data – control and experimental groups, etc?  

Sincerely, S.C

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Hi S. C,

The answer to your question is in my book Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye. In the book I describe how I became interested in finding a way to control dental disease. The book describes the science of cavities and gum disease and explains why people have dental problems. Cavities and gum disease don’t suddenly or mysteriously “happen”. It’s not natural for teeth to weaken, darken, die, or fall out. There are specific risk factors that make it more likely for people to develop cavities or gum disease, and there are ways to minimize, stop, and even reverse this damage, before it ruins your oral health.

Once you understand how risk factors impact teeth, you understand why the biochemistry of my system works. I discovered the effectiveness of this routine inContinue reading

Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Oil Pulling vs. Fluoride Rinse

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Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide.

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Hello Dr. Ellie, 

I recently found your book. I have suffered a recent decline in my dental health – which I believe corresponds to a battle with sinus infections over the same span of years. 

My dentist no longer knew how to care for my cavity-ridden mouth. I am now under the care of a holistic dentist. She does not promote the use of fluoride at all and has prescribed that I use a hydroflosser. She also recommends daily oil pulling with sesame oil. And, of course, nutrition. However, much of her nutritional plan has me eliminating many foods – including most fruits and all sugary foods – from my diet. In the short-term, for my own physical wellness, this restrictive treatment may be best, but I wonder about the long-term. 

As the patient, it seems there is so much conflicting information that abounds – for doctors and patients alike! I am now taking a very active role in my treatments and ultimately I will make the decision as to which treatment plan is best. Then again, it may be a system of trial and error in the coming months and years as I rebuild my health (of my body and my mouth).

I hope that you take the time to reply to my inquiries about fluoride vs. oil pulling. I’m already being treated for periodontal disease and on track to get many crowns (or onlays), especially in my rear teeth, plus fillings at the gum line. I currently use the non-fluoride toothpaste and a Sonicare toothbrush. 

Thank you for your book and the information and for time.

Warm regards,

Elizabeth

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Q&A with Dr. Ellie: What About Good Bacteria?

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Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide.

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Q: I have just started using your system and am blown away by it. I have bought your book for other members of the family! There is just one thing, what happens to the good bacteria, is it wiped out with the bad guys?

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Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Should I Get a Sealant?

Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide.
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Q: My dentist would like to apply a white sealant to my pre-molar because it has a very deep fissure which she said is causing staining/food to get caught. I do see a fine dark line in that tooth frequently and she demonstrated with her explorer how deep the tip is able to reach in. I am 46 and in good health. I am using your complete system — should I allow her to do the sealant? (Perhaps this situation would be an exception to your usual advice to avoid sealants since eventually they leak, harbor bacteria, and do need to be replaced every few years?) -L

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Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Toddler Teeth

Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide.
 

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Q: I have a 20-month old daughter. She has an upper lip tie (which I read can lead to a greater chance of cavities) and she is still nursing at night. It seems to me that her upper 4 baby teeth have been rough and discolored almost since they came in. I’m brushing her teeth 2-3 times a day now with natural child-safe toothpaste because I fear they are decaying. It is a traumatic event, where we have to hold her down to get to all her teeth, so we used to brush them once before bed (without paste when she was younger) and allow her to “brush” her teeth any other time she wanted to try.

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Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Not all xylitol products are the same

Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide.
 

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Q: Are the gums on the market – such as Trident – effective at delivering xylitol? Also, I make lemonade with xylitol in the summer and my kids don’t know the difference. Is that not as effective as xylitol and water because of the acidity of the lemon?  -PContinue reading