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Anticavity Fluoride Rinse Medication
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
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
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 3 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
What does it mean if fluoride mouth rinse says that it should be kept away from children under 12?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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