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I hear whitening toothpaste destroys enamel. What toothpaste do you recommend and why? Mouthwash recommended? Bad breath from post-nasal drip/inhaler!
ADA Approved!: Whitening toothpastes can destroy enamel if overused since they are often too abrasive for your teeth. However, if you use a tube of whitening toothpaste here and there then you'll be fine. I always recommend antiseptic mouthwashes. Check for the ada seal of approval! the ada website (ada.Org) has a list of approved mouthwashes and toothpastes. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Causes of halitosis:: Halitosis is bad breath, and has many causes, such as poor dental hygiene, gum disease, smoking, sinus infections, tonsil infections, eating onions, eating fishy foods, drinking coffee, stomach reflux, etc... The tube connecting the throat to the air tubes (bronchi) in the lungs is called the trachea (pronounced tray-kee-ah), and is usually not a source of halitosis. A "tricklia" is the trachea? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?
In some cases yes...: It's wise for all of us to minimize exposure to voc's & it is wise to esp. Protect our babies. Voc's come not only from carpets but carpet pads & in many cases the glue used is the greatest source. Fortunately, low voc options for all of these exist. Carpets give off the most voc's in the first weeks after installation so minimizing exposure at that time is esp. Important.See http://bit.Ly/1c27z4f. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouthwash could help: An over the counter mouth rinse could help as could better brushing and flossing. However, they only mask the problem. Some medical conditions can contribute, but most causes are dental. Start with the dentist, but you may need to see other medical remedies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
I was thinking of buying dental tartar scraper by osung, sold by brite sources usa for inbetween cleanings. do i need to sterlize these tools? how?
Please don't: I promise you,you can do more harm than good. You can permanently damage your teeth and/or gums. Best solution is to brush AND floss exactly as prescribed by your Dentist/Hygienist. If hard tarter still collects on your teeth, schedule more frequent professional cleanings. More frequent cleanings are a lot less expensive, and much more effective, than having to repair the damage DIY Rx causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly toxic sugar: Ecodrink becomes a liquid multivitamin when added to water. It has small amounts of additional antioxidants. As best as i can tell, it has synthetic vit e which i believe is unhealthy but my biggest concern is it has the artificial sweetener sucralose, which, while approved by the fda, may be rather toxic. I avoid products with sucralose.See http://www.Holisticmed.Com/splenda/bowen.Html & comment:. ...Read more
Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter or supper market products like white-strips. 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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How to improve bad breath? Diet high in dairy milk products but balance with water. Floss nightly never mouthwash. Listerine dries throat out badly.
Halitosis: Bad breath can have many different causes, including acid reflux, cavities, gum disease, sinus issues, and your diet. Once the cause is determined, you can address the issue(s). Everything else just masks the symptoms. Seek the help of a local dentist and gastroenetologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toothpaste without sorbitol or other "mint" flavors? What can use for toothpaste without ruining the taste of breakfast?
Try this: Brush and floss without any toothpaste before breakfast. Then 15 minutes to 30 minutes after eating breakfast, brush and floss with the toothpaste of your choice. If you can't find a toothpaste that you like, don't use toothpaste. It is not a necessary ingredient to keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Try tom's of maine, it is one of the more natural, organic and mild toothpastes around. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Then stop: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a rinsing solution that is useful adjunct to good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist or periodontist on a regular basis. While nausea is not a common side effect of this medication, if it is intolerable to you, then stop. Be sure you tell your dentist that you have modified your at home treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers