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Can fluoride be absorbed through the inside of the mouth?

Can fluoride be absorbed through the inside of the mouth?

No: Fluoride is usually not absorbed through mouth mucosa. Fluoride varnish, once applied, sticks firmly to the enamel and doesn't get absorbed in the body through one's mouth. Otherwise, you will need to take Fluoride drops or pills to supply necessary Fluoride to your body. Fluoride containing mouth washes also don't contribute to Fluoride concentration in your body unless accidentally swallowed. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Could fluoride be absorbed through the skin inside the mouth?

Could fluoride be absorbed through the skin inside the mouth?

No: No, Fluoride is not absorbed through the skin inside your mouth. Some Fluoride may be retained on the surface of your oral mucosa, where it is then available to help re-mineralize your teeth after acid exposure, but it is not absorbed. ...Read more

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How to get the fluoride taste out of my mouth?

How to get the fluoride taste out of my mouth?

Mouthwash: Fluoride its self does not have a flavor. What you are tasting is the flavor addative in the toothpaste you are using. One suggestion is to use a different brand of toothpaste that has a flavor you like. Another suggestion is to rinse with a mouthwash with a flaover you like after brushing. ...Read more

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I need a mouth wash with some fluoride in it, which mouth wash works the best?

I need a mouth wash with some fluoride in it, which mouth wash works the best?

ADA Seal: If you are going to purchase a Fluoride mouthwash/product without a prescription, purchase one with the ada seal. By doing that you will know the product is effective. ...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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Fluoride in mouth after cleaning (bleeding mouth) can it cause an infection?

Fluoride  in mouth after cleaning (bleeding mouth) can it cause an infection?

No: The presence of Fluoride in your mouth cannot cause an infection. Bacteria and other pathogens cause infections. I recommend you discuss your concerns with the dentist who actually treated you. ...Read more

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I have a metallic taste in my mouth. My tongue hurt too. Did i get fluoride inside my tongue?

I have a metallic taste in my mouth. My tongue hurt too. Did i get fluoride inside my tongue?

Dysgeuisia: Altered sense of taste can be caused by a zinc deficiency, medications, and other systemic conditions. Have yourself examined by your physician. ...Read more

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After i brushed my tongue today, i had a metallic taste in my mouth with lots of pain. Did i get fluoride inside my tongue?

See your PCP: Dysgeusia is a change in your sense of taste and a metallic taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems, medications and treatments or simple seasonal flu. See your PCP if concerned. ...Read more

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Should i quit using mouth wash with fluoride in it? About three months ago i switched to a new kind of mouth wash that contains fluoride, and have noticed whitish lines on my front teeth. I think this might be related to getting too much fluoride. Is it s

No: You are confusing fluorosis which from ingesting is too much fluoride. This happens with drinking too much fluoridated water or drinks or Fluoride pills. Topical Fluoride is completely different. The 30 to 60 seconds rinse will not impart systemic fluoride. So it will jot cause fluorosis. ...Read more

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