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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Fluoride (Definition)

Fluoride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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How soon after tooth extraction can I use listerine and act flouride rinse?

How soon after tooth extraction can I use listerine and act flouride rinse?

After healing: You do not want to disturb the blood clot, so it is advisable to avoid gargling and swishing of liquids in that area for a few days. If you gently brush the rest of your teeth you should be fine. You don't want a dry socket ! ...Read more

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What percentage of fluoride is unsafe?

Concentration : More than 3 parts/million can cause tooth mottling. Today we tend to place less than 1 part/million in water supplies. Result is more than 75% reduction in cavities. Costs pennies/person/year, much cheaper than just one filling. Fluoride is safe and effective at the right level. Think of it this way, too much oxygen is poisonous. Ask your dentist for guidance unique to your area. ...Read more

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What are the proven effects of fluoride?

Strengthen enamel: Every meal, most drinks, and snacks create damage via acids or bacterial acids produced by the sugar intake. This causes demineralizatoin and loss of hydroxide from hydroxyapetite weakening the tooth. Fluoride replaces the lost mineral and forms a stronger fluorapetite. Remineralizes. However too much Fluoride during tooth developement can actually cause damage to the teeth. ...Read more

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Can fluoride be poisonous?

Yes: In very large amounts Fluoride can be fatal. This is true of most products that arose very beneficial in appropriate levels. You can potentially die from drinking a tremendous amount of water! Fluoride has been shown in many studies to be a very effective product in reducing dental decay. ...Read more

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Is fluoride "harmless" in water?

Is fluoride "harmless" in water?

Fluoride is helpful: Topical fluoride from your dentist or in your toothpaste helps prevent cavities. Ingested fluoride such as in water, is only helpful to developing teeth, as in a toddlers growing teeth. These days, most cities add the correct amount of fluoride to the water for developing teeth to benefit from. It doesn't help or hurt adults or their teeth. ...Read more

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Why do we add fluoride to tap water?

Makes your teeth str: teeth will resist cavities if optimum fluoride is in the tap water. Usually you do not need to but you can check your local water district and your dentist. Good luck ...Read more

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Is fluoride in toothpaste toxic for us?

Safe and effective: When used appropriately, fluoride toothpaste is both safe and effective in preventing and controlling dental decay. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Luride (Definition)

Luride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more