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is it safe that sodium fluoride is still used in toothpaste?

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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 more effective than sodium Fluoride in reducing the incidence of dental caries and controlling gingivitis.
Answered on May 21, 2015
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
47 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Fluoride: Research has proven that topical Fluoride helps to make teeth more resistant to the acids that are the result of the bacteria breaking down foods, thereby reducing the number of cavities.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Reduces cavities: Topically applied fluoride, such as found in toothpaste, has several beneficial effects. It both makes the tooth enamel more resistant to acid and makes it easier for demineralization enamel to pick up minerals. It also helps to reduce the amount of acid the bacteria in the mouth make and interfers with the bacterias ability to stick to the teeth. All of this reduces tooth decay.
Answered on Sep 10, 2013
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Dr. William Williams
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It reduces caries by up to 50% when used as a part of your dental preventive plan. Many people do not realize the beneficial effects of fluoride. This century, there is 50% less caries in the population because of fluoride in the water, toothpaste and at the professional level in office treatments. This has saved consumers billions of dollars that would have been spent on fillings, crowns, root canals and dentures.
Sep 9, 2013

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