Thursday, October 09, 2008

Xylitol Sinus Rinse

Dear Dr. Ellie:


How much granular xylitol would you recommend using with 1 cup of water in a neti pot? Does your dental care system help someone who has false teeth?

GM

Dear GM,

I am most familiar with the Xlear Nasal Wash Product. This is a xylitol solution in a spray bottle.

Xlear Nasal Wash is claimed to fight infection, hydrate sinuses and soothe irritation. With the amazing results I have seen from xylitol oral use, I can believe in this product. I do not know the concentration they use but the ingredients are water, xylitol, saline and grapefruit seed extract. My son used this product a while ago and was very pleased.

Your second question:
Zellies will be great for anyone with dentures.
Zellies are quick dissolving mints and they refresh your mouth and help eliminate any harmful bacteria as well as being anti-fungal.

Many people get slimy film and fungal infections under their dentures and at the corners of their mouth. Zellies (eat one or two after every meal) will keep your mouth fresh and help prevent these problems. Zellies come in mint flavor (refreshing) or fruity (for those who do not like mint).

Thanks for your question I hope this helps.
Ellie Phillips
Dental Health for Everyone!
26 Corporate Woods
Rochester NY 14623

2 comments:

rochesterchiro said...

Hi Dr. Ellie!

There was a recent study comparing neti pot type saline flushing (irrigation) to sprays and found the irrigation to be substantially better for sinuses. Based on this, I would suspect that the xylitol irrigation would work better than the xylitol sprays as well...but I don't think this has been clinically tested.

I recently wrote a blog article on this topic: http://tinyurl.com/4mtywt and the reference to the study is in there.

Dr. Ellie said...

This is interesting and I would love to see such testing.

From those who use xylitol as a sinus rinse there has been much positive feedback.

I know many who also like the Xlear Spray product.

I am a huge xylitol supporter - however you like to use it!

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