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Doctor insights on: Anticavity Fluoride Rinse Medication

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

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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Could fluoride rinse really prevent tartar buildup?

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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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 it dangerous to swallow a bit of your dentist's fluoride rinse?

Is it dangerous to swallow a bit of your dentist's fluoride rinse?

No problem: If you swallowed a small amount of Fluoride rinse will not cause any problems. A large amount can cause an upset stomach. ...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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What does it mean if fluoride mouth rinse says that it should be kept away from children under 12?

Overdose: Because these Fluoride rinses are made with a pleasant flavor and a child under 12 without adult supervision might decide to drink the entire bottle. Just like any vitamin, mineral, or medication, Fluoride can be toxic in high concentrations. ...Read more

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I've noticed a lot of OTC mouthwashes/fluoride rinses contain citric and/or phosphoric acid. Wouldn't those harm tooth enamel or is the amt too small?

I've noticed a lot of OTC mouthwashes/fluoride rinses contain citric and/or phosphoric acid. Wouldn't those harm tooth enamel or is the amt too small?

Accentuates results: OTC mouthwashes do, in fact, contain some acids and their ph level tends to be acidic because of that. The effect on teeth, damage to the teeth is minimal, but the effect on the surface of a tooth allows fluoride to integrate with the enamel of the tooth and strengthens it. So an acid environment does not necessarily cause problems if it is needed. ...Read more

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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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Brush twice a day use a water pick and regularly use fluoride rinse. I hate my teeth! Could I get white spots?

Brush twice a day use a water pick and regularly use fluoride rinse. I hate my teeth! Could I get white spots?

Need dentist help: I'm very sorry to hear that you hate your teeth. This may be an excellent time to get together with a dentist who performs cosmetic dentistry. Since you already have a good habit of home care (i want to see you floss, too, though), you may be an excellent candidate to receive a life-changing cosmetic dentistry. Please see a dentist, and i'd love to hear that you love your teeth someday! ...Read more

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Does baby toothpaste with xylitol n no fluoride safe to swallow everyday? I brush her teeth everyday and she still cant rinse her mouth (20mos old).

Fluoride: Ffluoride is essential to the health of your child's teeth. Decision as to what type of toothpaste to use should be discussed with a Pediatric Dental Specialist. This is just one of the many reasons that the American Dental Assn recommends 1st dental examination at 1st b'day. Whatever toothpaste you choose, remember to use only a pea-sized portion, not the big ribbon they show in advertisements ...Read more

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Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as I do. Is this too much for his baby teeth? .

Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as I do. Is this too much for his baby teeth? .

Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of Fluoride is not only going to create problems with the teeth, but also may affect the whole bone system. It makes bone structure much more brittle and teeth discolored. In some cases just fluoridated water is sufficient in providing necessary units. ...Read more

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What is fluoride for?

Fights decay: Fluoride is s natural mineral found in many foods and water. Tooth enamel looses minerals by the action of acids on the tooth (demineralization) resulting in decay. Fluoride helps to replace some of those minerals (remineralization). However controversy exist on the use of fluoride due to its possible toxic effects in the body. ...Read more

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What is fluoride for?

Fluoride is mineral: That is proven to protect against tooth decay. ...Read more

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What is luride (fluoride)?

What is luride (fluoride)?

Luride (fluoride) = Fluoride: Fluoride is used as a water additive to prevent tooth decay ...Read more

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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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