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Glister Tooth Paste
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
Tom's: Try Tom's of Maine toothpaste.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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 more
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
Circular motion: Brush in a circular motion slowly so the bristles get the entire tooth. ...Read more
See your dentist: Could be anything from general sensitivity to gum recession ...Read more
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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
My gums are peeling, got burnt by tooth paste, what should I do and how long will it take to heal?
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
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
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
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