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is triclosan better and safer than stannous fluoride

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Triclosan: Triclosan is actually a registered pesticide that has anti-microbial actions against bacteria. It has been found to block throid function in bull frog ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Not exactly: At acidic ph (~5.5), the hydroxyapatite crystal of tooth can dissolve; add bacteria and you get "tooth decay." stannous ion (tin) is antimicrobial. Fl ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Same deal: Stannous fluoride (Tin fluoride) is the usual form of fluoride in tooth paste. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
16 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: An article in the jada (journal of american dental assoc.) concluded that no differences were observed in gingivitis, bleeding, or mean proportions of ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
More effective: Because it's more effective and it is safe when used properly. When examining calcium Fluoride vs. Sodium Fluoride and teeth, in terms of efficient de ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Sensedyne : They are the original desensitizing toothpaste and seem to me to still be the best. Know that it is not a guarantee that you will not have sensitivit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It would be better to use Fluoride rinses than oral fluoride.
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Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Only if ingested in large amounts long term may lead to bone malformations.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Soap is great: Soap is fine. The advantage of gel sanitizers is that you can use them frequently without drying your skin. This makes them useful in hospitals, whe ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
71 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not: It is far better not to smoke at all.
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Dr. Benjamin Mckee
25 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Your : Your child should spit out any excessive tooth paste after brushing to limit ingestion. Do not refill the toothpaste while brusing and limit the toot ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
16 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
1000 ppm: Per the cdc, most otc toothpaste sold in the us has 1000 to 1500 parts per million fluoride. Otc solutions of 0.05% sodium Fluoride (230 ppm fluoride) ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
good and bad: There are pros and cons for aspartame. You can decide:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/artificial-sweeteners/my00073.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist, soon!: Although topical Fluoride treatments are beneficial to adults, as well as children, nothing beats proven dental care. Brushing regularly and flossing ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Disinfectant ?: Please be more specific with your question.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Regular is fine: Regular soap kills bacteria too. For normal use, it's all you need.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Not really : Sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol and many other 'sugar alcohols' can still be digested into acids by oral bacteria to cause decay. Xylitol is the only ar ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marielaina Perrone
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Fluorides....: Sodium Fluoride is the most common source of fluoride, but stannous Fluoride is also used by many companies. Stannous Fluoride has been shown to be mo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes and maybe: It can re-mineralize the surface enamel to some extent, and in that way can harden your enamel. It can't make up for extensive caries (cavities) or p ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth products: ACT fluoride mouthwash also come in an alcohol free version. It strengthens the teeth via an infusion of fluoride ions, but it does not necessarily re ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
NO: The amount of Fluoride in toothpaste and in mouthwash is very small and therefore it would not have any adverse effect with daily use. Fluoride works ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Fluoride helps teeth: Fluoride in excessive amounts is not healthy, but in proper levels will build stronger teeth for kids of any age. While distilled water has none, most ... Read More

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