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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Can toothache be caused due to excessive use of floride based toothpaste?

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 more

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Dr. Neil McLeod
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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? .

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 more

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Is a medicaly prescribed fluoride toothpaste better than an office based fluoride treatment (if it is available at all) for onewith crowns/recession?

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 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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Dr. Greg Rubin
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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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Dr. Rod Zimmerman
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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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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Could fluoride toothpaste be causing my 2 year old's face rash?

Could fluoride toothpaste be causing my 2 year old's face rash?

Possibly: 4 and under should not be using toothpaste with fluoride. That being said, sodium lauryl sulfate is a common ingredient in most toothpastes; it is the stuff that causes it to foam. It's a degreaser, dissolving skin oils, which can cause a drying effect. It also causes skin irritation and possible rash. Burt's bees natural toothpaste kids fluoride-free is a good choice, & tom's of maine. ...Read more

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