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Baking Soda Recession Repair

Posted Jul 26 2009 11:36pm
Hi Dr. Ellie,

I recently read a few of your blogs on baking soda causing recession. Lately I've started using baking soda, thinking it would help whiten my teeth. My gums (which I've always had some problems with, but which recently have been doing quite well) began receding quickly, and I didn't realize until now that it might be the baking soda! My roots are currently exposed on many of my teeth, both upper and lower. Will this heal itself when I stop using baking soda? Will they grow back? Is there anything I can do to help them heal? Now I'm only using SLS-free, fluoride-free toothpaste.


Hi L,

I would suggest you read about xylitol and use my Complete Mouth Care System.
Downloadable booklet:

If you start quickly, and use the system as described, I think your gums will feel better and I would expect them to slowly improve. Complete healing may take a year or possibly longer - it depends on your general health etc. (Make sure you take enough vitamins and eat well also.)

For oral care products, don't try lots of different things - you haven't got time to waste.
If you want your gums to heal you should use the system EXACTLY as it is described - using the exact products.

I do not have time to explain why in this post- I have written a book that will explain this -Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye- to be published later this year!

Use the system for a couple of weeks and see what you think. If you have any questions feel free to send me a direct Email, Hope this helps - glad you found our site - but please hurry, you have no time to waste!


Ellie Phillips DDS
26 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 272-1270
This site is privately and personally sponsored, funded and supported by Dr. Ellie Phillips. There are no financial or personal ties to Johnson and Johnson or to Pfizer Corporation and the endorsement of their products is based on clinical observation, and independant ADA endorsement. To contact Dr. Ellie, email
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