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Recommended toothpaste and mouthwash?

The Answer...: The answer to your question is easily researched on the internet. You could access a resource such as www.2thtruth.Com or many others. Consumers report has written several good articles on this. ...Read more

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Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

No : Toothpaste is used mainly to prevent cavities/gingivitis or reduce tooth sensitivity. Regular toothpaste will not whiten teeth and neither will whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste is usually more abrasive and will remove surface stains on the outside of the tooth, but is not absorbed into the tooth to actually whiten your teeth. In other words, it may clean the teeth but not whiten. ...Read more

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Do toothpastes always contain hydrogen peroxide?

No, not always: Read the label to determine the ingredients. ...Read more

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Is crest prohealth toothpaste and mouthwash any good?

Yes: Yes , it works pretty good ant product approved by ada, it is backed up by research, and the claims that made are usually true. ...Read more

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Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate ones gums?

Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate ones gums?

Yes: Any toothpaste can irritate the gums baking soda in te mouth has an increase abrasive products. ...Read more

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Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

No.: There is nothing in the way of ingredients that can be harmful to you if swallowed. After all, this product was approved by the fda as safe to use in your mouth and it is expected that some will be swallowed. ...Read more

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Will regular toothpaste whiten teeth?

Will regular toothpaste whiten teeth?

No: Toothpaste alone cannot whiten teeth, but it helps to remove any coloring stain, as well as keeping the stain from sticking and building up. If you already have teeth that are white enough for you, only occasional touch-up whitening and mostly brushing with toothpaste will keep the teeth white. If you want to have them whiter, it is best to have professionally formulated whitening at the dentist. ...Read more

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Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

No: The only way to prevent tooth decay is by having a good oral care, meaning proper brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Teeth Whitening: All of the teeth whitening toothpastes work very well for what they are. The dentist can get your teeth far whiter so you have to understand the concentrations these toothpastes work in are quite low. Results will vary from person to person based on staining, tooth decay, and even previous restorations present in areas of whitening. ...Read more

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Is pepsodent a non abrasive toothpaste?

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Is pepsodent a non abrasive toothpaste?

carifree: Carifree ph oral neutralizer gel has a very low coeff of abrasiveness compared to otc toothpastes... Just make sure you don't drink a lot of acidic beverages, even orange juice and then brush abrasive and hard.. That will hurt your enamel in the long run! ...Read more

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Does mint flavour toothpaste good for teeth?

Does mint flavour toothpaste  good for teeth?

Yes: Any flavored toothpaste used on a regular basis 2-3 times per day for 2-3 minutes each time is good for teeth. ...Read more

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I swollowed crest whitening toothpaste about a teaspoon?

I swollowed  crest whitening toothpaste about a teaspoon?

Should be OK but...: Normally not an issue, but if swallowed a lot, I would contact poison control and ask questions. ...Read more

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What is a flouride-free, whitening-free natural toothpaste?

What is a flouride-free, whitening-free natural toothpaste?

Tom's of Maine: But why? Toothpaste doesn't clean teeth, brushing does. Talk to your dentist...Fluoride is a good thing. More than a half century of use has proved it's effectiveness at virtually no risk. ...Read more

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Does over-the-counter flouride mouthwash work as well as prescription flouride paste?

Does over-the-counter flouride mouthwash work as well as prescription flouride paste?

No!: Prescription Flouride is usually 'stannous Flouride' which "sticks" to the teeth and has an extremely long duration of activity. Prescription Flouride is also at MUCH higher concentration. ...Read more

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Does listerine mouthwash help decalcification?

Does listerine mouthwash help decalcification?

It may slightly: If may help minimally if it has Fluoride in it. If you have decalcifications, discuss it with your own dentist who can properly advise you what can be done. It depends upon where they are, how big, how deep, if it's an esthetic or a structural concern, etc. Dentist have many methods to help remineralize the enamel or cover\repair the surface destruction of the tooth. ...Read more

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Can "listerine whitening mouth wash" really whiten your teeth?

Can "listerine whitening mouth wash" really whiten your teeth?

No : In order to whiten teeth, the whitening agent (gel, strip, tray, etc.) has to remain on your teeth generally for 15 minutes to a few hours. This allows the whitening agent to be absorbed into the tooth, and the whitening process to take place. Unfortunately, swishing a mouth wash for 30 seconds (or even a minute) does not allow near enough time for this to take place. ...Read more

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I burnt my skin applying colgate toothpaste to my acne... Nw how to get rid of this. Can i apply lemon juice on it?

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I burnt my skin applying colgate toothpaste to my acne... Nw how to get rid of this. Can i apply lemon juice on it?

Use for Intended use: Just like you shouldn't use vagisil to brush your teeth, don't use toothpaste for zits. ...Read more

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What's best? Colgates or zendiums toothpaste ?

Toothpaste: There is not one best toothpaste despite all of the marketing that is being done. A toothpaste helps with the removal of plaque which canned one effectively without toothpaste. So this is a personal choice. The important things are that it contains fluoride and it is not too abrasive. ...Read more

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What are the whitening ingredients in Crest pro-health toothpaste?

What are the whitening ingredients in Crest pro-health toothpaste?

Whitening Ingredient: or ingredients are usually the source of sodium content. ...Read more

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I am allergic to most toothpastes like colgate and crest. What toothpaste is good for people who are allergic?

I am allergic to most toothpastes like colgate and crest. What toothpaste is good for people who are allergic?

Baking soda: Try baking soda also you need to check with an allergist to see what are you specifically allergic too. ...Read more

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What are good toothpaste?

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What are good toothpaste?

ADA seal: Use american dental association approved toothpaste with its seal. ...Read more

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Is synsodine a good toothpaste?

Yes, ADA approved: The very first think you should look at when choosing your toothpaste is the ADA Seal of Approval and Sensodyne has one. ...Read more

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Is elgydium a good toothpaste ?

Is elgydium a good toothpaste ?

Don't know: I do know that US products from Crest, Colgate, Arm & Hammer, Tom's, are made under rigorous US regulations. Elgydium is made in France, not subject to US regs. And as it has to be shipped here from overseas, those costs get added to the cost of the product. ...Read more

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What is a safe kid's toothpaste?

What is a safe kid's toothpaste?

Any with fluoride: The american academy of pediatric dentistry recommends using a Fluoride toothpaste as soon as teeth are present. Use a smear in children less than 2 years old and a pea-sized amount in children 2-5 years old. Have them spit out the excess after brushing when they are old enough. The children's ones with Fluoride tend to have better flavors than the ones for adults. ...Read more

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What does toothpaste actually do?

What does toothpaste actually do?

Detergent: It acts as a detergent to help scrub your teeth to reduce bacterial plaque and the flavorings help your mouth feel cleaner. ...Read more

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What is a good brand of toothpaste?

Look for ADA seal: There are a lot of good toothpastes on the market. Look for the ada seal on the package. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat toothpaste?

One time is OK: If you accidentally ingest toothpaste one time there would be no concern. However repeated ingestion could cause problems and is highly not recommended. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to toothpaste?

What are alternatives to toothpaste?

Baking soda,dirt too: Toothpaste without Fluoride has no active therapeutic ingredient. Without micro abrasives staining occurs. Other than taste, you can use baking soda, dirt from your back yard, a slurry of oreo cookies or brush with nothing at all. It doesn't matter what you use anyway as long as you don't harm yourself! in my office: good oral hygiene= floss =93% of home care ; toothbrush 6%; rinse 1%. ...Read more

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What kind of toothpaste should I use ?

Toothpaste!!: The answer to this is.................. One you like the taste of! studies have found if you use a toothpaste you like the taste of, you are more likely to use it. If you have a high rate of cavities then i would recommend one with fluoride. ...Read more

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What toothpaste is the best all around?

Fluoride Based: A general fluoride toothpaste is best. Truly, forget the rest. If you need something additional, but that additional thing. Sometimes the toothpaste that masquerades as a "Jack of all trades" can also be a "Master of none." Remember the K.I.S.S. theorem; Keep It Simple Sweetheart! ...Read more

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Is pepsodent a non abrasive toothpaste?

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carifree: Carifree ph oral neutralizer gel has a very low coeff of abrasiveness compared to otc toothpastes... Just make sure you don't drink a lot of acidic beverages, even orange juice and then brush abrasive and hard.. That will hurt your enamel in the long run! ...Read more

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Can anything bad happen if you eat toothpaste?

Flouride poisoning : You can get poisoned from excessive fluoridation as most of toothpaste contain flouride.. ...Read more

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Should I be using an antibacterial toothpaste?

No: Trisoclan is used in some patients. The concern is developing resistant bacteria. Similar to hand disinfectants. I do not recommend those toothpastes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is fluoridated toothpaste safe?

Can you tell me is fluoridated toothpaste safe?

Lancet Neuro 3/2014: A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to Fluoride in drinking water, mainly from china, suggests an average iq decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised Fluoride concentrations. The majority of these 27 studies had water Fluoride levels of less than four milligrams per liter, which falls under the allowable level set by the epa. ...Read more

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I was wondering is fluoridated toothpaste safe?

I was wondering is fluoridated toothpaste safe?

Yes it's safe: Fluoridated toothpaste is extremely safe and falls under the regulations established by the food and drug administration. If it were not safe, you would not be able to get any Fluoride at all for any use. ...Read more

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