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I hear this fuss about sodium fluoride .. Natrium fluoride.. Fluoride found in tooth pastes. Are they really bad?
Fluoride: All the literature I have reviewed says Fluoride is safe at the levels used in toothpaste. Fluoride has prevented several generations from having the kind of decay our parents and grand -parents had when they were growing up in a world with a lot less sugar in it. Imagine no Fluoride and all the sugar snacks children are exposed to today, now say rampant decay. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more
Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
10yr old w/ spd its fight to brush teeth, any unflavored toothpaste, & extra soft brush? It is a sensory problem , he gags from taste of toothpaste.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several: Any tooth paste with fluoride make the tooth more resistant to the acids that cause decay. If you get a tooth paste that is designed with a calcium and fluoride combination you can get minor remineralization (hardening) of the tooth. Tooth paste such as Pronamel and Colgate Enamel Health can be good for this. Any tooth paste should not be too abrasive as this can wear enamel away. Hope this is h ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Whitening Ingredient: or ingredients are usually the source of sodium content. ...Read more
Is there a DIY recipe for anal bleaching? Is 3% hydrogen peroxide & baking soda ok? I don't wanna damage sensitive skin.
No: There is no reason to bleach an anus (no reason to attempt to alter the color of an anus). Anuses come in various shades, and they are happy to be whatever color they are. It's up to the owner of an anus to also be happy with her anus's color. As long as there is no medical problem, such a a big black mole on the anus, then just leave the anus alone. No good can come from messing with one's anus. ...Read more