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San Jose, CA
A 19-year-old male asked:

how much fluoride does toothpaste contain?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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, and cholera. It's placed into swimming pools to prevent bacterial diseases. In therapeutic amounts it's helpful, in excess it's harmful but you haven't stopped drinking, cooking, and washing with tap water, have you. USE AS DIRECTED for help, not harm

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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can toothache be caused due to excessive use of floride based toothpaste?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Likely no: It really depends on "excessive." brushing twice daily is good. Brusing 3 times a day (after lunch) is great. Anything beyond that is probably "excessive" and not necessary. Flouride in the concentration of toothpaste is safe as long as you are not swallowing it. If you are having tooth ache related to "excessive use, " i would presume you are brushing too hard and causing abrasions - see a dentist.
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How concerned should I be about fluoride from various sources (water, tea, toothpaste, etc.)?

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Dr. David Bracho
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General Practice 9 years experience
Sufficient Fluoride: The main concern with Fluoride is if one is getting enough. Fluoride is very important for the maintenance of oral health and has been shown to be safe. Fluoride deficiency is linked to dental caries and supplementation is recommended for children whose water is not fluorinated. Fluoride overdose is very rare and can cause stomach upset and graying of the teeth over time.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I am thinking about switching to a non fluoride toothpaste for my family. Any objections?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes.: Fluoride is essential in preventing carries and maintaining good oral hygiene.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What do I do about arsenic and floride in well water?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Toxins in water: Have it tested and discuss it with your health department. If it too much you will have to get another source of water or a a proven filtration system. Some degree of these compounds are common in certain geographical regions and not neccessarily harmful.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Fluoride therapy in pedodontics?

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Dr. Scott Williams
Dentistry 13 years experience
Effective: Topical Fluoride is an effective anticaries (anti-decay) therapy that helps prevent decay from starting in kids.

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