The answer is yes . . .finally. It took a while, though. In fact, I would say it took a full month after I went back to using a natural Xylitol toothpaste.
Since I didn't want to make any more tooth related mistakes, I began doing lots of researching. After finding Dr. Ellie's site and her book called, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye. I became very intrigued. I contacted Dr. Ellie and asked if she would consider sending me a free copy of her book in exchange for an honest review on my blog.
Today in the mail I received a package from her containing all this:
It was like opening a present because I'd only expected to receive the book, but instead she sent me everything I would need to complete her oral health program! I decided to go ahead and start her program today. I fully expect to have her book read within the next couple of days. However, I will hold off on giving you a complete review until I have tried her program for at least a full month.
Since I know some of you might be concerned about Dr. Ellie's use of fluoride, please read this quote from an email she sent me to further explain it. (As you may have guessed, I had some initial concerns about it as well.)
"50% of this improvement comes from the correct use of xylitol and 50% from the correct use of the mouth care regimen.
The hardest hurdle for me with "natural" folks is that I recommend a limited use of fluoride.
My chapter on fluoride explains that I am certainly an anti-fluoridationist when it comes to adding it to our water supplies- but I recommend TWO specific products that contain sodium fluoride for healing teeth.
Years ago Kevin Troudeau was promoting his book Natural Cures - and his publishers were interested in my book - provided I eliminated my suggestion to use fluoride rinse and Crest toothpaste.
I would not - because I do not believe that you can get this amazing natural healing of teeth without these two products.
With the limited use of these specific products ( as described in my book) you can stimulate natural repair of cavities, natural improvement in tooth color ( not bleaching and harmful whitening) and natural strengthening of enamel ( so teeth are more able to resist acidic assault and also they are more shiny to resist plaque build up). The outcome is sustainable oral health - year after year with minimal maintenance.
That, in my humble opinion, is what we need to consider the goal of oral health care!"
Do you believe in repairing your own teeth? Had you heard of Dr. Ellie or her book before? Would you ever consider a tooth care regimen that used fluoride?