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Do Adults Need Fluoride Foam At Dental Cleanings Why Or Why Not
Would in-office dental fluoride treatments benefit an adult who has both crowns (to protect margins) and natural teeth?
A three year old has vomited three times within 10 hoursafter the first dental cleaning and fluoride treatment. Could the dental appointment have caused it?
Highly unlikely: It is highly unlikely the vomiting was related to the dental appointment. Any vomiting 10 hours later would most probably not be related. Fluoride can make some kids vomit if the taste disagrees with them or if they swallow a sufficient amount - but that happens immediately. The illness was most probably coincidental. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cavity prevention: Fluoride in toothpaste is not there to necessarily clean teeth. It acts as a preventative of caries or cavities. Fluoride in the presence of dissolved minerals in the saliva acts as a catalyst of remineralization. When plaque acids dissolve tooth structure fluoride, calcium, and phosphate ions fill in the areas of decalcification to form fluoroappatite crystals which are more resistant to acid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How important are fluoride treatments to baby teeth? Our son gets a fluoride treatment every time he goes to the dentist, but i never do. Why do kids need fluoride, but adults don't?
Newly erupted teeth: Are more prone to cavities as the enamel is made of carbonated apatite when they first erupt. As the enamel matures it converts to more acid resistant hydroxy apatite and fluor apatite. Fluoride helps this maturation process to progress. It will help permanent teeth as well but to a lesser degree. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as i do. Is this too much for his baby teeth?
Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of Fluoride is not only going to create problems with the teeth, but also may affect the whole bone system. It makes bone structure much more brittle and teeth discolored. In some cases just fluoridated water is sufficient in providing necessary units. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes in large amounts: In very large amounts Fluoride can be fatal. This is true of most products that arose very beneficial in appropriate levels. You can potentially die from drinking a tremendous amount of water! Fluoride has been shown in many studies to be a very effective product in reducing dental decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental floss: Fluoride dental floss may be a better option than regular dental floss because Fluoride is able to be applied directly in between those hard to reach places. There is not enough information to determine if it gives your mouth a significant benefit over just flossing with flioride free floss. Flossing period is the real issue. Floss at least twice daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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