Dr. Ellie Phillips is one of our heroes.
For almost 30 years, she has educated the public to what she understands is the real truth around how to live free from tooth decay.
The author of ‘Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye’ and creator of Zellies xylitol products, some of her perspectives fly in direct opposition to what mainstream dentistry teaches as ‘the path’ to optimal oral health.
So what has caused her to take this path less traveled?
Her knowledge that what she advocates just plain works to stop tooth decay.
In this fun, engaging, sometimes intimate interview, Dr. Phillips shares with us the path she has come to understand to walk to live free from tooth decay (and gum disease).
7:45 how modern treatment of gum disease could actually increase gum disease
13:00 the various tests available to test for bad bugs implicated with gum disease
17:35 deep dive into the saying ‘fillings grow up to be crowns’
27:00 what to do to help your young child have the right balance of bacteria in their mouth
29:00 what to say to your pediatric dentist when they want to clean your child’s teeth
34:00 the problem and limitation with fluoride
41:00 why breastfeeding is critically important to establish a healthy oral microbiome
49:00 exactly how to use xylitol to stop decay
55:15 Why Dr. Ellie doesn’t believe in dental cleanings
1:02:30 Why sealants aren’t in your child’s best interest
1:03:45 What to do if you have a C-section child to help establish a healthy oral microbiome
1:04:45 How the grooves in our molars are critically important
Helpful, Related Resources:
Is xylitol safe to brush with? [article]
How to balance your oral flora [article]
Can some plaques actually help our teeth stay healthy? [article]
Dr Ellie’s excellent book on Amazon
Dr Ellie’s products on Amazon
Dr Ellie’s website