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i've noticed some toothpastes contain stannous fluoride. does it work differently or offer other benefits that the usual fluoride type doesn't?

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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, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Answered on Mar 17, 2018
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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Wish you good health!
Mar 12, 2018
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Fluoride: Stannous fluoride and sodium fluoride is incorporated into a delivery system, toothpaste, to help strengthen tooth enamel. The effectiveness of either type is almost identical, and seems to matter to research scientists more than consumers. Look for the ADA seal on the toothpaste box. That tells you that the product has been tested and proven to be effective.
Answered on Mar 15, 2018
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