I was wondering what you think of the CloSYS toothpaste that is now included with the mouth rinse.
I like Closys toothpaste -and I get lots of free ones included in my orders. I take them out and keep them (What you have to know is that I get lots of toothpastes sent as samples - - almost all the rest - I don't even keep. I won't even give them away - for example I throw Colgate Total into the dumpster)
I give away the Closys paste to people who will not or cannot follow the Complete Oral Care System. I often give them to some of our restaurant workers who do not want to do the whole system. My brother lives in the Carribean and cannot purchase the rinses there - so I think he is better off with Closys toothpaste than nothing.
I believe Closys toothpaste is a good one - and that is causes no damage. I think it definitely has some benefit for periodontal health.
In the system we need the benefits of Crest to contribute to a particular stage and be a part of the system.
Crest Cavity Protection releases fluoride to protect teeth from the Listerine rinse.
You won't get the same protection with Closys paste.
My recommendation - give your Closys paste to people you love who will not be bothered to do the entire system.
Perhaps there is someone elderly in the family - ( this would be a great paste for use in nursing homes etc.)
Often elderly people get confused by the rinses - or they cannot access them.
The other application would be to use it as something easy to carry with you for a weekend ...but I think you will be happy to return to your "system" when you get back home!
So it is not a bad paste at all - but don't use it in place of Crest - that's my recommendation.
Hope this helps,
Ellie Phillips DDS
Solutions for Oral Health!
author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye