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Act Fluoride Medication
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
Is it bad for a 34 year old to use too much flouride. Brush 2x a day, rinse with act 2x a day? Sometimes I use prescribed sodium flouride.
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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?
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
Can a doctor, dentist lose there licence for promoting fluoride being that its never been approved to swallow by fda for safty n a correspondence with the food and drug administration (fda), sally stride uncovered some interesting facts about fluoride, n
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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