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Can you tell me docs, is brushing your teeth with baking soda and neem just as good as fluoride toothpaste?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I heard that toothpaste helps so I tried it and it worked the first time but the second time it got worse wat can I do please help me?
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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