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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Define "drug": Sure, if we define drug as a substance that has a physiologic effect. It might not be a "controlled substance, " and unfortunately it isn't habit form ... Read More
Dr. Mark Birnbach
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Fluoride: Yes. Warnings on label about ingesting it.
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Dr. Richard Scotti
36 years experience Endodontics
Fluoride is a drug: Fluoride is a drug and is regulated by the fda that is why there is a limit as to how much Fluoride is allowed by fda regulation. Unless you are inges ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Why should it ?: Why would manufacturers make a product that would cause us harm? Because it contains fluoride? The compounds are in therapeutic levels and will not hu ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Fluoride toothpastes: reduce sensitivity, gingivitis, bad breath and stains and prevent tooth decay. Very safe and effective. Good luck..
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Fluoride in t'paste: Between 1000 and 1500 parts per million. Perfectly safe when used as directed. Chlorine is placed into drinking water to prevent typhoid, dysentery, a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
2 years of age: I normally recommend at 2 years of age.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
For what?: Fluoride is used to help strengthen the enamel surface of teeth, reduce sensitivity and help prevent cavities. It is can be used in toothpastes, rins ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Fluoride is good!: Fluoride is a tried and true way of preventing cavities. I recommend Fluoride toothpastes for those who are old enough to spit and up. Xylitol, also ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
30 years experience Dentistry
Yes : 'tom's of maine' has some that are flouride-free.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Prescription types..: Heavily fluoridated toothpaste require a prescription from your md or dmd. Otherwise...There is extra strenght Fluoride toothpaste available otc. But ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
43 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Flouride ?: You obviously do not have to do that, as a parent you have the ability to avoid Fluoride for what ever reason you wish. That being said, we in the de ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
20 years experience Dentistry
Prevident 5000: Ask your dentist for a prescription. It has the highest fluoride content to reduce sensitive teeth. Hope this helps!
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