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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Fluoride (Definition)

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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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Could fluoride rinse really prevent tartar buildup?

Not really: Fluoride rinses are helpful with preventing tooth decay but only mildly helpful with plaque removal and hardly at all with preventing calculus buildup. There are some rinse additives that claim to prevent calculus buildup but studies don't bear it out. The best way to reduce calculus and tartar build up is with physical plaque removal with a toothbrush and floss and regular dental cleanings ...Read more

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What's the best toothpaste and rinse that contains the most fluoride?

ADA seal is the best: Always look for the ADA Seal mouthwash or toothpaste to insure that the product has been objectively evaluated for safety and effectiveness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is fluoride rinse good for your teeth?

Certainly: Fluoride mouth rinses help reduce and prevent tooth decay. Clinical studies have demonstrated that use of a Fluoride mouth rinse and Fluoride toothpaste can provide extra protection against tooth decay over that provided by Fluoride toothpaste alone. Fluoride mouth rinse is not recommended for children age six or younger because they may swallow the rinse. ...Read more

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How much fluoride is in mouthwash and OTC dental rinses?

How much fluoride is in mouthwash and OTC dental rinses?

Most OTC have .02%: Most dentist recommended floride rinses have .04% flouride. Most otc rinses have .02%. Phos-flur rinse from colgate has .04%. ...Read more

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Is a fluoride rinse a good subsitute for alcohol based mouthwash like listerine ?

Yes: Yes, Fluoride rinses are very good for your teeth. I am also a big fan of listerine because it is so good for your gums and removes the subgingival bacteria that cause gingivitis. I myself use listerine once a day and get my Fluoride through toothpaste twice a day. But Fluoride rinses are great too. I would recommend the Fluoride rinse morning and night after brushing and listerine at noon. ...Read more

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Dentist told me to use fluoride rinse when pregnant. Used it for a few weeks in first tri. Harmful to baby?

Keep using: Fluoride is good idea and will not cross the placental barrier, so baby ok. Because of hormone swings during pregnancy if gums get irritated they get swollen, making it harder to clean. Make sure you brush 2 minutes (by the clock) 2x/day and floss at least 1x/day, every day. See your dentist for ck-up & cleaning during your 2nd trimester. Have ck-up & immediate after birth. Congrats! ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
276 doctors shared insights

Luride (Definition)

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