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Act Fluoride Rinse
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers