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Baby toothpaste: Baby toothpaste is Fluoride free & available from many sources.Babies tend to swallow this mix & the Fluoride content of adult paste is high enough to cause fluorosis (wavy lines & stains in developing teeth) if used over time. You can also use baking soda or a wet cloth in the beginning. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not a problem: If toothpaste is stuck in your braces, there's really no harm in it since it will eventually dissolve away. You can also brush the toothpaste away. If the material you see is still there after you rinse and brush, call your dentist to have him take a look to see what is on your braces. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies but...: Whitening toothpastes are not really that effective. The pastes are not in contact with the teeth long enough to alter the enamel. Better to keep your teeth clean (proper home care and dental visit,) and get the teeth professionally whitened by a dentist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toothpaste: Swallowing a little toothpaste while you are brushing your teeth is normal and nothing to, worry about. Eating toothpaste on the other hand is not a good thing as the Fluoride in it can cause an upset stomach. This is much more of an issue if you are talking about a small child eating a lot of toothpaste. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Please tell me if I should use hardboiled eggs if i'm testing what kind of tooth paste auctually whitens?
Save the eggs...: Save the eggs for breakfast. Any whitening toothpaste from one of the major manufacturers is about equally effective. Better whitening solution is custom trays and gels provided by your dentist. Tooth enamel and egg shells are structurally much different, so your experimental model is invalid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the past week my teeth have been really sensitive. I got a special kind of tooth paste but it hasn't helped. What should I do?
Sensitive teeth: Are all your teeth sensitive or a specific few? Any recent traumas- hitting the teeth with a glass, or an elbow? Aware of grinding your teeth? Chewing on ice or hard candies? Drinking sodas or juices or sports drinks? Are your gums receding? These are things that might cause sensitive teeth. Using a "sensitivity toothpaste" can help if you brush with it and spit out the excess, but don't rinse. ...Read more
Better methods: If you truly want your teeth whiter, ask your dentist which method is best for you. I recommend my patients use custom fitted trays with bleaching gels. It's very effective, reasonably priced and they have the trays to reuse at a later time. Some patients are happy with crest whitestrips although they have some limitations. Whitening toothpastes only remove stains effectively. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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