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Can Toothache Be Caused Due To Excessive Use Of Floride Based Toothpaste
Likely no: It really depends on "excessive." brushing twice daily is good. Brusing 3 times a day (after lunch) is great. Anything beyond that is probably "excessive" and not necessary. Flouride in the concentration of toothpaste is safe as long as you are not swallowing it. If you are having tooth ache related to "excessive use, " I would presume you are brushing too hard and causing abrasions - see a dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My two year old nephew has been complaining about tooth pain the past 2 days. We recently switched to a fluoride-free toothpaste, could this be causing it?
Doubtful: Fluoride (or lack of it) does not cause tooth pain. He might be teething. Which tooth? Was it traumatized? When he is old enough to spit out and not swallow the toothpaste, consider one with fluoride... he and his teeth will thank you for it in the years to come. If the pain continues, have him see a local pediatric dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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?
Is a medicaly prescribed fluoride toothpaste better than an office based fluoride treatment (if it is available at all) for onewith crowns/recession?
See a dentist, soon!: Although topical Fluoride treatments are beneficial to adults, as well as children, nothing beats proven dental care. Brushing regularly and flossing, combined with regular check-ups will greatly improve your oral health. If there are issues with recession and faulty restorations, then no Fluoride varnish correct the problem once started. See your dentist and attack the problem- together! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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? .
Dentists, is natural toothpaste an effective alternative to fluoride based toothpastes? Or will natural toothpastes like "Jason" be ineffective at fighting off cavities? I use natural because of a canker sore sensitivity to the SLS in normal pastes.
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That depends: Children should not use a fluoridated toothpaste until they can reliably rinse and spit. For many children this is not until they are between 3 1/2 - 5 years of age. There are many non-fluoridated infant toothpastes that can easily be found in your pharmacy and/or supermarket. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prescription types..: Heavily fluoridated toothpaste require a prescription from your md or dmd. Otherwise...There is extra strenght Fluoride toothpaste available otc. But they still aren't as strong as the prescription kind. Otc...Extra strength sensodyne rx. ...Prevident 5000 or renew. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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