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Can you tell me docs, is brushing your teeth with baking soda and neem just as good as fluoride toothpaste?

Can you tell me docs, is brushing your teeth with baking soda and neem just as good as fluoride toothpaste?

No: Baking soda will cause wearing down your enamel and after a while, your tooth will look translucent and greyish, not white. The thicker the enamel, the whiter the teeth. ...Read more

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I'm using desensitiving toothpaste..When will the pain go away?

I'm using  desensitiving toothpaste..When will the pain go away?

Depends: Origin of pain can be from nerve (pulp) or associated with gum (periodontal). If a root of tooth is exposed, the tooth may be sensitive, and desensitizing toothpaste may take months to alleviate sensitivity. However if one has a cavity involving the nerve of the tooth, tooth needs to be treated (root canal), desensitizing med will not alleviate your pain. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do people still use fluoridated toothpaste?

Could you explain why do people still use fluoridated toothpaste?

Why?: Because they are intelligent and understand that fluoridated toothpaste helps to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. It is a fact! the rewards are high and without risk. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to toothpaste?

What are alternatives to toothpaste?

Baking soda,dirt too: Toothpaste without Fluoride has no active therapeutic ingredient. Without micro abrasives staining occurs. Other than taste, you can use baking soda, dirt from your back yard, a slurry of oreo cookies or brush with nothing at all. It doesn't matter what you use anyway as long as you don't harm yourself! in my office: good oral hygiene= floss =93% of home care ; toothbrush 6%; rinse 1%. ...Read more

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What toothpaste is the best all around?

What toothpaste is the best all around?

Fluoride Based: A general fluoride toothpaste is best. Truly, forget the rest. If you need something additional, but that additional thing. Sometimes the toothpaste that masquerades as a "Jack of all trades" can also be a "Master of none." Remember the K.I.S.S. theorem; Keep It Simple Sweetheart! ...Read more

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What kind of toothpaste should I use ?

Toothpaste!!: The answer to this is.................. One you like the taste of! studies have found if you use a toothpaste you like the taste of, you are more likely to use it. If you have a high rate of cavities then i would recommend one with fluoride. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to which is the world best toothpaste ?

I'm curious as to which is the world best toothpaste ?

No SLS: Many toothpastes contain sodium lauryl sulfate, or sls. This ingredient is also found in personal care products, including soap, shampoo and mouthwash. Sls provides the “foaming action” that makes you feel like something spectacular is happening in your mouth. This ingredient has also been linked to recurrent canker sores. Try changing to toothpaste that is "sls free, ". ...Read more

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I burnt my skin from toothpaste, what to do?

I burnt my skin from toothpaste, what to do?

Off-label use: There is inherent risk in using any medicine, prescription or OTC, for uses other than those listed in the instructions. Toothpaste is designed to be used inside the mouth, not on facial skin. It's not designed to be used to treat acne, although many people think it will cure facial blemishes. Inside the mouth, you only need a pea-sized portion on your toothbrush. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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