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What are alternatives to fluoride toothpaste?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
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, rinses, topical gels, etc. And both as an otc product and in higher concentrations as prescribed or dispensed by your dentist. Discuss your particular needs with your own dentist for the best advice on this subject.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Non-fluoride paste: Not all commercially made toothpaste contains fluoride. Toms of maine is an example of one company that makes toothpaste both with and without fluoride. There are also several toothpastes made for infants that do not contain fluoride. Oragel tooth and gum cleanser is an example of this type of product.
Dr. Joseph Capista
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Try nature toothpast: There are natural toothpastes on the market that do not contain fluoride.

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