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Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye: A Do-It-Yourself Mouth Care System for Healthy, Clean Gums and Teeth Paperback – January 1, 2010
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About the Author
Dr. Ellie is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists. She is a graduate of Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY with qualifications in pediatric and general dentistry. She is an honorary member of the Eastman Academy, University of London, England. Recently Dr. Ellie was the pediatric outpatient clinic director at the Eastman Dental Center and a faculty member at the University of Rochester. A mother of five, she currently lives with her husband in upstate New York.
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Unfortunately, after about nine months of diligently practicing her oral health routine, I needed to stop following Dr. Ellie's system because of some negative outcomes. (If you wish to skip to them now, I describe them at the very end of this review.)
I do not expect that most people would have the same problematic issues with the program as I did. I think that Dr. Ellie's system can be helpful to many people, and I am glad that I tried it out. I learned a lot about oral hygiene by reading her writings. I feel that her program improved my gum pockets and nerve sensitivity during the time that I employed it.
My initial review
My three-month update
My nine-month update
Initial review: 5 stars
Kudos to Dr. Ellie, who created a simple (and relatively inexpensive) process that improved her patients' health, and then published the entire process online, for free. I am grateful to her.
It is odd that there aren't very many dentists out there in the US (at least as far as I am aware) who speak to the general public in so honest and freely a fashion as Dr Ellie does about what they think does work and does NOT work in their area of expertise.
My review here is mainly about her program.
In the comments section under my review, I will post the website address for Dr. Ellie's free pdf overview of her program.
A note about the book - it seems as if the book does not contain all the pertinent information that it could have, because greater detail (often quite helpful detail) on several of the key points is introduced piecemeal in the author's blog.Read more ›
Her focus is on a series of rinses that adjust the mouth's chemistry, creating a healthier environment to facilitate the destruction of bad bacteria that cause plaque on teeth and contribute to gum disease, and encourage the growth of good bacteria that help bolster the natural rebuilding capabilities of our teeth.
Dr. Phillips explains why, although faithfully brushing and flossing, individuals may still have serious dental problems, but what is particularly helpful is her clear and non-technical explanations regarding why our current methods aren't working and why this system has good results. The book is actually interesting to read. There is a wealth of information for both adults and children along with some revealing material on the effect bleaching has on tooth health.
Trying the Dr. Phillips' system is not difficult or time consuming. The products are all available over the counter and on the internet with most being moderately priced. I am a cautious person and do not try every new fad that comes along, particularly when it comes to medical matters. I was interested in this book because I want to keep my teeth, not harm them. Dr. Phillips has been using this system for many years in her practice with success. What I read in her book makes sense to me, so I have started the program. It has been two weeks and entirely too soon to be reporting on my progress, but I can say my mouth has never felt cleaner.Read more ›
Do the following twice a day in this order:
1. use Closys mouth rinse
2. brush with Crest Cavity Prevention toothpase using a small head <1" toothbrush
3. use Antiseptic rinse ( must be ADA approved, basic original Listerine is recommended )
4. use Protective rinse - ( recommend ACT anticavity rinse)
clean toothbrush with Antibacterial rinse ( ala Listerine ), and store in protective box
get Xylitol in either gum,mint, or crystal form and use it regularly
There you have it, the "system", and your don't have to shell out for the book. Oh, and the author does have a website with the same info as above.
I didn't realize that our teeth are built to naturally repair themselves as long as the mouth chemistry is healthy - mine wasn't. I had a very acidic mouth. It took reading this book to help me realize that fact and understand this was the cause of my continued dental problems.
I've been on the mouthcare system for a few months now and can say that it works! My mouth feels healthy and I'm starting to see signs of improvement with my teeth and gums.
I highly recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The techniques and products written about seem to be helping me with my rather minor dental/gum issues - good prevention strategies.Published 1 month ago by Shirley J. Henderson
The information in this book is helpful, and my teeth definitely are cleaner and my breath fresher. The only negative is that I am not sure a whole book was necessary to relay the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. McClanahan
This may be the best consumer book ever written for dental self-care; while there may well have been other good books over the years for dental self-care, for the time we are in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by frank
Just started but can tell it is good. Bought too many books at the same time and only able to read pages at a time because I want to read all of themPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed learning about new ways to take care of your dental healthPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this book about a year ago and decided to give Dr. Ellie's system a try. I am in my sixties and could be a poster child for dental nightmares. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marsha
Love this book! Very well researched with some very helpful tips how to deal with gum disease, weak teeth, cavities. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Vanessa