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Will swishing with act anticavity fluoride mouthwash help prevent cavities and strengthen teeth? Or is it useless

Will swishing with act anticavity fluoride mouthwash help prevent cavities and strengthen teeth? Or is it useless

Mouthwashes: The single best way to prevent cavities is to brush and floss properly and avoid food and liquids that are high in unrefined sugars or sticky carbohydrates. Also consult with your own dentist to see how well you are taking care of your mouth. Anticavity-fluoride rinses can also help but have a minimal effect when compared to the more important factors I mentioned. ...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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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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Are toothpastes considered as drugs if they contain fluoride?

Are toothpastes considered as drugs if they contain fluoride?

Fluoride is a drug: Fluoride is a drug and is regulated by the fda that is why there is a limit as to how much Fluoride is allowed by fda regulation. Unless you are ingesting an entire tube of toothpaste, we consider it to be a safe drug when used properly. ...Read more

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Does my child need fluoride?

Does my child need fluoride?

Yes, but how much: If Fluoride is already present in your county or city drinking water your child is likely receiving plenty of fluoride. However, if there is no Fluoride added to your water, your child may need supplementation. See your dentist or pediatrician. ...Read more

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What do you think about fluoride?

What do you think about fluoride?

Great: I was young when floride was put in the water. I drank lots of water since my grandfather told me to, pulling out his complete dentures to demonstrate the consequences of not. I ate lots of candy and junk food and have no cavities at 58. My parents and older sibs all have lots of cavities and some needed partial dentures. I would not buy toothpaste without it as my current water is without flo ...Read more

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How much fluoride is considered safe?

How much fluoride is considered safe?

In drinking water...: The World Health Organization considers 1.5 mg/l of fluoride or lower safe In drinking water. Above 1.5 mg/l dental fluorosis may occur to an objectionable degree. Concentrations between 3-6 mg/l may cause skeletal fluorosis. Above 10 mg/l can cause crippling skeletal fluorosis. Optimally fluoridated water in the USA is kept at about 0.7 mg/l and is not a problem. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: is fluoride bad for you?

Health and wellness: is fluoride bad for you?

Safe levels are ok: Epa has also set a secondary standard (smcl) for Fluoride at 2.0 mg/l or 2.0 ppm. Most dentists recommend the use of Fluoride to help keep your teeth strong, healthy & more resistant to cavities. The american dental association, epa, & the who (world health orgnanization) have determined that safe levels of Fluoride are safe. ...Read more

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Can fluoride be filtered out using pur?

No: The manufacturer's web site at http://www. Purwater. Com/pur-products/learn-more/pitcher-water-filter-replacement. Html
claims that "...It still leaves behind beneficial fluoride". ...Read more

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Why does our water have fluoride in it?

Cavities prevention: The fluoride makes the enamel more resistant to demineralization, preventing the decay process. ...Read more

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Could fluoride actually harm your body?

Could fluoride actually harm your body?

Large amounts can: Yes, of course. A large amount of anything can harm your body. Using a recommended dosage of fluoride, be it a rinse, or tablet for a child or a treatment at the dentist office, or in your toothpaste is very, very, very safe. ...Read more

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What are the signs of fluoride overdose?

Sick or brown spots: Having too much topical Fluoride can make some throw up and that includes digesting fluoridated mouthwashes. If you have water from a well that has high Fluoride levels and are taking Fluoride containing vitamins (infants) then you could be getting too much Fluoride and develope brown spots on your teeth. It is wise to try to have your water tested and watch the baby vitamins but necessary! Earl. ...Read more

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Why doesn't fluoride toothpaste hurt us?

Fluoride toothpastes: Reduce sensitivity, gingivitis, bad breath and stains and prevent tooth decay. Very safe and effective. Good luck.. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to fluoride toothpaste?

Non-fluoride paste: Not all commercially made toothpaste contains fluoride. Toms of maine is an example of one company that makes toothpaste both with and without fluoride. There are also several toothpastes made for infants that do not contain fluoride. Oragel tooth and gum cleanser is an example of this type of product. ...Read more

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What can't I eat if I have a fluoride coating?

What can't I eat if I have a fluoride coating?

Everything: If this is a Fluoride treatment that you get at your dentist's office, you can eat anything after 1 hour. Discuss with your dentist or hygienist. ...Read more

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What kind of toothpaste has the most fluoride in it?

Prescription types..: Heavily fluoridated toothpaste require a prescription from your md or dmd. Otherwise...There is extra strenght Fluoride toothpaste available otc. But they still aren't as strong as the prescription kind.
Otc...Extra strength sensodyne
rx. ...Prevident 5000 or renew. ...Read more

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Food, or fluoride in the water, should I be concerned?

Food, or fluoride in the water, should I be concerned?

No: 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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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.

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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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Why is sodium fluoride put in our water?

It reduces cavities: When Fluoride is absorbed into the body of a child developing teeth, the Fluoride gets incorporated into the calcified matrix of dental enamel. This Fluoride reinforced enamel is more resistant to tooth decay than enamel without fluoride. This reduces the incidence of cavities and promotes healthier teeth. ...Read more

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Does filtered water have fluoride in it?

Some does and: Some filtered water doesn't contain fluoride. It all depends on the type of filtration used. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Fluoride in water, toothpaste, is this safe?

Yes, very safe: There are many scientific studies done by research scientists which indicate a variety of dental benefits associated with fluoride and fluoridation. ...Read more

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What role does fluoride play in your health?

What role does fluoride play in your health?

Strengthens enamel: Fluoride helps by making the enamel of your teeth more resistant to acid. Fluoride can also reverse cavities that are starting to form on a microscopic level. When present it also interferes with the bacteria in your mouth so that they produce less acid and are less able to stick to your teeth. ...Read more

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How do I use the fluoride my dentist gave me?

That Depends: Your dentist should have given you some instructions. If you've forgotten them, or if he/she forgot, you should call and get clarification. Some fluorides are used like toothpaste, some in addition to toothpaste, and some are worn in specialized trays which hold it against your teeth for prolonged periods. Don't guess...Call for clarification, so you get the most benefit from the fluoride. ...Read more

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Is sodium fluoride good for babies or people?

Is sodium fluoride good for babies or people?

Fluoride helps teeth: Fluoride in excessive amounts is not healthy, but in proper levels will build stronger teeth for kids of any age. While distilled water has none, most natural waters ; city water supplies have the proper amount. ...Read more

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Do we need fluoride in our water and toothpaste?

Do we need fluoride in our water and toothpaste?

Yes, definitely: Yes, water fluoridation has been one of the greatest advances in health care in the 20th century. It has been proven time and time again that Fluoride makes enamel stronger and reduces tooth decay and has no detrimental side effects. Fluoride occurs naturally in the earth and ground water all over the world, so humans and animals have been consuming it with no harmful side effects forever. ...Read more

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What is fluoride deficiency best known to cause?

Probably nothing: It can help strengthen teeth in the proper quantity and so without Fluoride the teeth may be more prone to cavities. ...Read more

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Why is sodium fluoride still used in toothpaste?

It Stops Decay!: Stannous flouride worked to stop decay and allowed for rehardening of tooth structure but the tin caused stain and it was acidic. Sodium flouride is more neutral in ph and is just as effective when used on a regular basis. ...Read more

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