Have Healthier Teeth & Gums by Following These 5 Wellness Points!

Wishing for a healthier mouth in 2017? Want to put an end to gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues? Take control of your own oral health. You can achieve Ultimate Oral Health this year by understanding these 5 Oral Wellness Points. https://youtu.be/5fcWQWOfAUQ 5 Oral Wellness Points Bacteria Transfer Eating Causes Acidity Saliva is Your Best … Continue reading Have Healthier Teeth & Gums by Following These 5 Wellness Points!

Are Cavities About Zip Code?

My book, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, was written when Dr. Richard Carmona was Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Carmona was concerned about the state of oral health in America and he graciously gave my book a glowing testimonial and his personal support. In chapter eight I explain why “community” water fluoridation (adding fluoride … Continue reading Are Cavities About Zip Code?

Tooth Truth about Cranberry Juice and Green Tea

Are Cranberry Juice and Green Tea good for Teeth? At the end of this post you will find some research and a list of benefits attributed to cranberry juice and green tea. It’s easy to imagine drinking cranberry juice or green tea will be good for oral health, but before you begin, consider the effect … Continue reading Tooth Truth about Cranberry Juice and Green Tea

Ugh! Your Dentist Says You Have a New Cavity!

Decay never targets one tooth. Cavity-forming germs live all over the mouth and even in saliva. If you have recently had a cavity, or been told you have one, it means cavity-forming germs are attacking every surface of every tooth, all day, every day (and particularly at night). These germs do not go away by … Continue reading Ugh! Your Dentist Says You Have a New Cavity!

Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Looking for Data

Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide. ----------- Q: 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 … Continue reading Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Looking for Data

How Sipping & Snacking Are Weakening Your Teeth

Why “To Go” Drinks Damage Teeth A few years ago I visited Paris and discovered, to my surprise, that take-out drinks were not readily available. The French appear to drink coffee seated at a table or the restaurant bar and don’t travel with drinks in hand or in a cup-holder (although Starbucks may initiate change)! … Continue reading How Sipping & Snacking Are Weakening Your Teeth

Is Flossing the Best Way to Prevent Dental Disease?

Overview The dentist’s mantra is to “brush and floss” but is flossing useful or could other protocols keep teeth cleaner and healthier? Flossing has devotees who trust it is the only way to oral health, but where did their emphatic belief originate, and what if they are wrong? We have no science to support flossing … Continue reading Is Flossing the Best Way to Prevent Dental Disease?

Zellies Xylitol Guidebook: How to Use Xylitol for Ultimate Oral Health

Ultimate Oral Health is just around the corner…  The pathway to ultimate oral health is not a mystery. It comes down to knowing why dental problems occur (it’s not as complex as you may think) and the easy things you can do to protect, improve, and heal your teeth. In this booklet we’ve outlined the … Continue reading Zellies Xylitol Guidebook: How to Use Xylitol for Ultimate Oral Health

The Fluoride Debate: Why xylitol is a better ally when it comes to preventing cavities

In the US we have an epidemic of cavities in children’s teeth, but the facts are that fluoride has no power to prevent cavities. Cavities are caused by bacteria that erode holes in teeth, and fluoride does nothing to help us fight these bacteria (except at dangerously strong concentrations, when it works as a poison … Continue reading The Fluoride Debate: Why xylitol is a better ally when it comes to preventing cavities

White Spots: Is it Fluorosis or Demineralization?

This picture shows two kinds of white spots. Some of these white patches are likely the result of exposure to too much fluoride as the patient’s teeth were developing. Fluorosis, as this is called, is a condition where cells that form enamel, die. Studies show this damage can occur in young children (under the age of … Continue reading White Spots: Is it Fluorosis or Demineralization?