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I use a sodium fluoride (<0.149%w/w)toothpaste 2 a day. I was told sodium fluoride is harmful. Does it really cause cancer or death if use daily? Stop?

I use a sodium fluoride (<0.149%w/w)toothpaste 2 a day. I was told sodium fluoride is harmful. Does it really cause cancer or death if use daily? Stop?

You'll be fine..: .. and your teeth will be strong, too. Who told you this nonsense? Do you really believe that manufacturers would be allowed to place fluoride in toothpaste if it would kill you or cause cancer? ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can too much fluoride consumption cause cancer?

Can too much fluoride consumption cause cancer?

No: I have seen no study linking Fluoride to cancer. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral like calcium. Like other minerals taken in excess it is toxic. The toxic levels are well beyond any normal use. ...Read more

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What amount of toothpaste must be swallowed to cause a sodium fluoride overdose?

What amount of toothpaste must be swallowed to cause a sodium fluoride overdose?

Depends: The concentration of Fluoride in toothpaste can vary however, you would have to swallow a very excessive amount over a significant period of time. You would probably get sick to your stomach and vomit first. Call your dentist with specific concerns. ...Read more

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Can fluoride cause bone cancer?

Can fluoride cause bone cancer?

No: There is no link between Fluoride and any kind of cancer. You can research this online through the american cancer society at www. Cancer. Org. ...Read more

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Does the fluoride in water and toothpaste cause accelerated aging, like smoking cigarettes?

Never heard of it...: Never heard of it, but a simple test will tell you if this is the case.... If you are 24 years old but your friends tell you that you look 64.... Then you need to stop drinking fluoridated water.... And get a different toothpaste. .... ;-)). ...Read more

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My doctor adivised me to use toothpaste (I have some tooth decay). How can I reduce the risk of fluoride? Can fluoride cause ulcers? Thanks.

My doctor adivised me to use toothpaste (I have some tooth decay). How can I reduce the risk of fluoride? Can fluoride cause ulcers? Thanks.

ADA Seal: Just for your information, the criteria the ADA uses for awarding the Seal are frequently more demanding that those of the FDA. Any product with ADA SEAL is to prove safety and effectiveness of any oral product. The amount of Fluoride found in pastes is completely safe for brushing and no causing ulcers. The fluoride-free toothpaste is also available. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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When can babies start using fluoride toothpaste? I remember reading that swallowing toothpaste with fluoride in it can cause an upset stomach. So, what is the right age to start using it? .

Usually not: Pediatric dentist advise use of Fluoride toothpaste under 2 years for only those children with high risk for tooth decay. Flouride toothpaste, use slightly large peasized amount ot toothpaste for ages 2-6 years, and under 2, use a smear amount. ...Read more

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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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Fluoride in water, toothpaste, is this safe?

Yes, very safe: There are many scientific studies done by research scientists which indicate a variety of dental benefits associated with fluoride and fluoridation. ...Read more

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Do we need fluoride in our water and toothpaste?

Do we need fluoride in our water and toothpaste?

Yes, definitely: Yes, water fluoridation has been one of the greatest advances in health care in the 20th century. It has been proven time and time again that Fluoride makes enamel stronger and reduces tooth decay and has no detrimental side effects. Fluoride occurs naturally in the earth and ground water all over the world, so humans and animals have been consuming it with no harmful side effects forever. ...Read more

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Why is sodium fluoride still used in toothpaste?

Why is sodium fluoride still used in toothpaste?

It Stops Decay!: Stannous flouride worked to stop decay and allowed for rehardening of tooth structure but the tin caused stain and it was acidic. Sodium flouride is more neutral in ph and is just as effective when used on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What is a good vegan fluoride toothpaste?

All toothpastes are: Vegan means that there are no animal products. Most toothpastes fall into that category. ...Read more

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What are the best fluoride mouthwash and toothpaste?

Any ADA approved: Any ada approved Fluoride toothpaste that you will use 2-3 times a day would be wonderful. The inexpensive brands are fine as long as ada approved. ...Read more

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Should I be using mouthwash with fluoride toothpaste?

Definitely, yes: Fluoride mouthwashes are excellent in helping prevent tooth decay and great t use after brushing with sensitivity toothpaste. ...Read more

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Is it safe that sodium fluoride is still used in toothpaste?

Is it safe that sodium fluoride is still used in toothpaste?

Reduces cavities: Topically applied fluoride, such as found in toothpaste, has several beneficial effects. It both makes the tooth enamel more resistant to acid and makes it easier for demineralization enamel to pick up minerals. It also helps to reduce the amount of acid the bacteria in the mouth make and interfers with the bacterias ability to stick to the teeth. All of this reduces tooth decay. ...Read more

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What are dentist recommended fluoride toothpastes for adults?

What are dentist recommended fluoride toothpastes for adults?

Almost any: Really the most important thing is the mechanical motion of the tooth brush done properly and often. The tooth paste is abrasive and helps remove some of the debris but really the Fluoride is the most important component of the paste so as I tell my patients, the best toothpaste is the one with Fluoride that you use right. Don't buy too much into the whitening pastes either. ...Read more

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Do you think I should stop using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash?

Want cavities?: Most people try to prevent cavities and trips to the dentist. You seem to want to make yourself more cavity prone. Doesn't make sense. Fluoride can only help you in your quest to keep your teeth healthy. In the concentrations you find in these products it will not harm you. ...Read more

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For what reason is fluoride in toothpaste when it is industrial waste?

Resists bacteria: Fluoride has been proven to strengthen teeth to resist bacterial invasion. The concentration of Fluoride in toothpaste and in drinking water is carefully regulated and constantly being evaluated by the american dental association and the american academy of pediatric dentists to make sure that the proper levels of Fluoride are available for use. ...Read more

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If we need fluoride, then why aren't we supposed to swallow fluoride toothpaste?

Use as directed: We need shampoo but we don't swallow it. Fluoride, when used as directed, hardens tooth enamel and helps prevent costly cavities. Swallowing a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste will not in any way cause harm to adults. It can damage forming teeth in small children. From 2-7 use a smear (rice sized) of toothpaste, after 7 a pea-sized portion. Ask your Dentist for advice. ...Read more

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Could you explain why does america allow fluoride to be put in our water and toothpaste?

Could you explain why does america allow fluoride to be put in our water and toothpaste?

Better oral health: Adding flourid to tap water and toothpaste in very small quantities that bonds to teeth enamel to make it stronger in the fight against tooth decay and cavities formation.. ...Read more

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Is using toothpaste and mouthwash, with fluoride in both, daily, really that bad for you?

Fluoride: Fluoride has been shown to reduce tooth decay in children and adults. It works on the surface of the teeth by making the enamel stronger and more resistant to the acids that causes decay, and it will reduce the bacteria on your teeth. Keep on using fluoride. ...Read more

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Is fluoride necessary in a toothpaste containing xylitol (emphasis here on controlling decay at margin crown edges)?

Fluoride: Fluoride has been shown to reduce decay. There are non Fluoride containing toothpastes that contain remineralizing agents (mi paste available with and without fluoride, renew) which are available from your dentist. Xylitol does help to reduce the acids that cause decay, however, Fluoride or remineralizing pastes offer additional protection. ...Read more

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Can children have too much fluoride? My friend told me she's worried about fluorosis and excess fluoride for her children due to toothpaste and fluoride in the water. Is this a genuine concern and something I should be worried about? .

Can children have too much fluoride? My friend told me she's worried about fluorosis and excess fluoride for her children due to toothpaste and fluoride in the water. Is this a genuine concern and something I should be worried about? .

YES: Yes children can have too much fluoride, but they may not!

here is the low done. Since it was noticed over 60 years ago that children who grow up in areas where the water is naturally fluoridated had lower rates of tooth decay, and that their teeth were resistant to decay, we have been adding Fluoride to the water supply in an attempt to replicate this effect for all children. There are all sorts of factions who argue for and against the use of fluoride, but the facts speak for themselves.

The dosage use in the water is one part per million (1ppm) and if other sources do not complicate the scenario the children should develop protection and not have the fluorosis about which you have expressed concern. Fluorosis can occur when the children have twice the dose 2ppm.

The problem with children using fluoridated toothpaste is that if they swallow it they will be getting more than the idea amount.

It is one more thing that mom's have to be concerned about but not worry about. There are some children's toothpastes that do not have Fluoride in them. I have added a link below.

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What happens if you accidentally swallow fluoride toothpaste?

Not much: Generally swallowing small amounts of toothpaste will have no effect. Swallowing flouride alone during a flouride treatment can cause temporary nausea. ...Read more

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Why doesn't fluoride toothpaste hurt us?

Fluoride toothpastes: Reduce sensitivity, gingivitis, bad breath and stains and prevent tooth decay. Very safe and effective. Good luck.. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to fluoride toothpaste?

Non-fluoride paste: Not all commercially made toothpaste contains fluoride. Toms of maine is an example of one company that makes toothpaste both with and without fluoride. There are also several toothpastes made for infants that do not contain fluoride. Oragel tooth and gum cleanser is an example of this type of product. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Howard Schneider
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