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What to do if I ate a tooth paste?

What to do if I ate a tooth paste?

Nothing: Nothing would happen if you swallowed tooth paste by accident, unless it's a habit there should be no problems ...Read more

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Can sensodyne tooth paste really work?

Can sensodyne tooth paste really work?

Yes: Sensodyne tooth paste can really work to decrease sensitivity. You need to use it in place of your regular toothpaste for a few weeks to see results. ...Read more

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There is any tooth paste without mercury?

There is any tooth paste without mercury?

All?: To the best of my knowledge, no toothpaste contains mercury. If you find one that lists this ingredient please post it. There must be some misunderstanding or confusion for you to think that is the case. ...Read more

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What kind of tooth paste do you use on a 9-month-old?

What kind of tooth paste do you use on a 9-month-old?

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 more

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What products contain amalgams? Is their any tooth paste without amalgam?

What products contain amalgams? Is their any tooth paste without amalgam?

Amalgam: Only silver fillings contain amalgam(silver, tin, zinc, mercury). No toothpaste contains amalgam that I know of. ...Read more

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Please help! Tooth paste stuck in braces?

Please help! Tooth paste stuck in braces?

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 thereafter you rinse and brush, call your dentist to have him take a look to see what is on your braces. ...Read more

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Which tooth paste is best for the whitest teeth?

Which tooth paste is best for the whitest teeth?

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 more

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Do you think I should use fluoride tooth paste or not?

Do you think I should use fluoride tooth paste or not?

Yes: Fluoride tend to desensitize enamel
that help teeth to decrease chance of cavity
make sure it is approved by ada. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is really bad to swallow tooth paste?

Please explain if it is really bad to swallow tooth paste?

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 more

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Can eating an orange peel covered in tooth paste make you get high?

Can eating an orange peel covered in tooth paste make you get high?

Don't think so: Sounds gross to me and I can't think of any reason why this combination would possibly make you high. Besides swallowing too much toothpaste will make you throw up. ...Read more

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Dental experts! What is the best tooth paste on the market for whitening?

Dental experts! What is the best tooth paste on the market for whitening?

Whitening toothpaste: First, understand that "whitening toothpastes" have limited whitening ability and mostly merely remove surface stain. There is no one generally agreed upon "best" one. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should use hardboiled eggs if I'm testing what kind of tooth paste auctually whitens?

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 more

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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?

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

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What is the most effective tooth whitening tooth paste?

What is the most effective tooth whitening tooth paste?

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 more

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I'm wondering what is the best tooth paste for whitening the teeth fast?

I'm wondering what is the best tooth paste for whitening the teeth fast?

Best Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter the best tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more

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Is there a specific way to brush so that whitening tooth paste is more effective?

Circular motion: Brush in a circular motion slowly so the bristles get the entire tooth. ...Read more

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What tooth paste whitens teeth without making them sensitive?

None: Tooth paste in general does not whiten teeth. They can remove stain at most. Only way to whiten your teeth is with teeth whitening or bleaching products. If you have sensitivity, use tooth pastes that are geared for sensitivity like sensodyne or crest sesitivity. ...Read more

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How to clean wisdom teeth properly? What kind of tooth paste should be used? What method?

Narrow-headed Brush: because it can clean the impossible-to-reach areas that normal toothbrushes can’t get to. Use floss and antiseptic mouth rinse. See your dentist for prophylaxis at least twice a year. ...Read more

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When is it OK to use tooth paste on her teeth? The toothpaste I bought has no fluoride in it.

When is it OK to use tooth paste on her teeth? The toothpaste I bought has no fluoride in it.

Be specific: Who are you asking this question regarding? Is this an infant or small child? As you know toothpaste has proved to be an excellent way to provide fluoride and very significantly reduce tooth decay children need fluoride and by the way bottled water most all brands have NO fluoride and we are seeing an increase in tooth decay because people aren't drinking tap water ...Read more

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My gums are peeling, got burnt by tooth paste, what should I do and how long will it take to heal?

Switching toothpaste: Some people are sensitive to certain types of toothpastes. Try switching to toothpastes that do not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (sls), such as sensodyne toothpaste. It should heal in a few days. ...Read more

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My gums got swollen due to my tooth paste because it was too harsh. How do I get the swelling to go down?

My gums got swollen due to my tooth paste because it was too harsh. How do I get the swelling to go down?

See Dentist: A simple fix for swollen or irritates gums is a salt-water rinse or the use of listerine. I would definitely see your dentist, however, to rule out the possibility of gum infection or periodontal disease. ...Read more

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My son's gums hurt all the time. Could this be a side effect of his new meds, welbrutrin xl? Or a whitening tooth paste?

My son's gums hurt all the time. Could this be a side effect of his new meds, welbrutrin xl?  Or a whitening tooth paste?

Yes, both: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has a side effect of dry mouth which can cause the gums to become red/inflamed and irritable to touch. The whitening toothpaste may have ingredients that your son is allergic to or can cause gum irritation. This on top of the dry mouth from his meds could make the situation worse. ...Read more

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What is the cheapest but the best for bad breath? What is the best tooth paste to brush with that gives the best results?

Scrape your tongue: Bad breath is a result to bacteria in your mouth
try to scrape yor tongue on daily basis
any tooth paste approved by ada ids good to use and stand behind what it says. ...Read more

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I am having canker sores continually, I have cut almost all acidic foods from diet. I have changed tooth paste. This has been going on for over a year?

I am having canker sores continually, I have cut almost all acidic foods from diet. I have changed tooth paste. This has been going on for over a year?

Frequent Canker sore: Canker sores may also occur because of certain conditions and diseases. See your physician for a medical evaluation, especially in regard to the prevalence of canker sores. I assume you have seen a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and it's not just your diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should I do if my two year old swallowed tooth paste with fluoride?

What should I do if my two year old swallowed tooth paste with fluoride?

That Depends: If they only swallowed a small amount (how much is typically used for brushing) then you don't have to do anything. If they swallowed a larger amount then you should have them drink a cup of milk asap. They may throw up. Two year olds should not be using a Fluoride toothpaste. Use an infant toothpaste with no Fluoride in the future and keep your Fluoride toothpaste out of their reach. ...Read more