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A 34-year-old female asked:

can using too much act with flouride damage teeth? i am worried that my teeth enamel is thinning, how can i prevent this?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Act is good.: Act Fluoride will not damage your teeth. It is good. Most damage to enamel comes from eating and drinking acidic foods and drinks. Even diet drinks have high acids. So first, limit acids in your diet. Do not brush immediately after eating, wait at least 20 minutes. Use soft toothbrush with light pressure. Talk to your dentist about mi paste.
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
What is too: Much and for what duration. Best to strict to manufacturers recommendations. Doubt you've caused yourself any dental harm. Best to be evaluated by a dentist. Your dentist can prescribe an rx toothpaste called mi paste or similar if he / she feels the need. Hope this helps.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
No damage - helps: Rinsing with act or any other topical Fluoride mouthwash will not damage your teeth. In fact it is just the opposite. Rinsing with a topical Fluoride helps strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent "thinning". To protect your enamel: stop drinking soda, cut back on drinks like ice tea and gatorade. Drink more water instead. Brush twice daily with a soft bristled toothbrush.

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