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I am thinking about switching to a non fluoride toothpaste for my family. Any objections?

I am thinking about switching to a non fluoride toothpaste for my family. Any objections?

Yes: Yes, I have a strong objection to this. As one surgeon general put it, the addition of Fluoride to toothpaste and our water supply had been one of the greatest public health triumphs of the 20th century. Fluoride makes the enamel stronger and more resistant to tooth decay. It also aids in the remineralization of enamel after attack by acid and sugar. Fluoride is an essential mineral for your famil. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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I have many crowns with varying degrees of margin edges. Would a prescribed fluoride toothpaste appear to be beneficial between perio cleaning visits?

Flouride use: If you have gum recession and have several crowns, then flouride treatment would definately help prevent future cavities from forming. Again , good hygiene and well fitted crowns are still key in long term success. ...Read more

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When can children use fluoride toothpaste?

When can children  use fluoride toothpaste?

That depends: Children should not use a fluoridated toothpaste until they can reliably rinse and spit. For many children this is not until they are between 3 1/2 - 5 years of age. There are many non-fluoridated infant toothpastes that can easily be found in your pharmacy and/or supermarket. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a toothpaste without fluoride?

Read labels: I think tom's of maine has a Fluoride free toothpaste and if you go to a health food store, such as whole foods, you might find one without fluoride. Just be aware that you do lose some anti-cavity fighting benefits without the fluoride. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to fluoride toothpaste?

Non-fluoride paste: Not all commercially made toothpaste contains fluoride. Toms of maine is an example of one company that makes toothpaste both with and without fluoride. There are also several toothpastes made for infants that do not contain fluoride. Oragel tooth and gum cleanser is an example of this type of product. ...Read more

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Is toothpaste without fluoride bad or useless?

Less effective: The mechanical action of toothbrushing will remove food debris and plaque but the Fluoride remineralizes damaged enamel and may inhibit bacterial metabolism and prevent tooth decay. ...Read more

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What's the best toothpaste and rinse that contains the most fluoride?

ADA seal is the best: Always look for the ADA Seal mouthwash or toothpaste to insure that the product has been objectively evaluated for safety and effectiveness. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of toothpaste has the most fluoride in it?

Dentist RX: Dentist prescribed Fluoride toothpaste has more Fluoride than over-the-counter brands. All over the counter brands have about the same 0.24% sodium flouride. Controlrx which i prescribe in extreme cases of decay and/or sensitivity contains 1.1% sodium fluoride. ...Read more

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Are toothpastes considered as drugs if they contain fluoride?

Fluoride is a drug: Fluoride is a drug and is regulated by the fda that is why there is a limit as to how much Fluoride is allowed by fda regulation. Unless you are ingesting an entire tube of toothpaste, we consider it to be a safe drug when used properly. ...Read more

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Why doesn't fluoride toothpaste hurt us?

Fluoride toothpastes: reduce sensitivity, gingivitis, bad breath and stains and prevent tooth decay. Very safe and effective. Good luck.. ...Read more

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