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Will potassium nitrate protect enamel in toothpaste?

Will potassium nitrate protect enamel in toothpaste?

Toothpaste use: Potassium nitrate is designed to reduce sensitivity by occluding the dentinal tubules in teeth. It doesn't have a specific role in protecting the enamel. ...Read more

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Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Is continued use of potassium nitrate to block root canal pain dangerous?

Is continued use of potassium nitrate to block root canal pain dangerous?

Root canal pain: Not sure about your question... has root canal therapy been started or completed? If there is no nerve in the tooth, potassium nitrate will have no effect. Please see a dentist to diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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What is the difference between stannous fluoride and potassium nitrate?

What is the difference between stannous fluoride and potassium nitrate?

SnF2 and KNO3: Stannous Fluoride is tin Fluoride and is used to fight cavities. It is a chemical compound with the formula snf2. Potassium nitrate is a chemical compound with the formula kno3. Major uses of potassium nitrate are in fertilizers. They quite different in use and in their chemical composition. ...Read more

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Has sensodyne pronamel ever been known to cause heart palpaltations and a hard heart beat? The potassium nitrate in it?

Potassium nitrate: Hopefully you're not swallowing large quantities of this toothpaste or mouthwash? Most likely you would get a very upset stomach first, before effects on your heartbeat. But you don't want to swallow anything with inorganic Fluoride in it either. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@term+@docno+1227. ...Read more

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Side effects of high nitrate in drinking water my mother got a water report from the owner of the trailer court that she lives in and it said the nitrate level were to high. It is a private well. The level is 10.2mg/l.

Side effects of high nitrate in drinking water my mother got a water report from the owner of the trailer court that she lives in and it said the nitrate level were to high.  It is a private well.  The level is 10.2mg/l.

Hello. : Hello. In many areas the water standard for nitrate is 10 milligrams per liter (10 mg/l). The U.S. Environmental protection agency uses 10 mg/l as a standard for public supplies under the safe drinking water act. High nitrate levels in drinking water can cause methemologlobinemia in infants (blue baby syndrome). ...Read more

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Are potassium and sodium nitrate in processed meats carcinogenic? How often is it recommended you eat these preservatives and serving size?

Are potassium and sodium nitrate in processed meats carcinogenic? How often is it recommended you eat these preservatives and serving size?

Not Healthy food: Processed meats are not healthy food. it is to be avoided. so should Red meat be aavoided as these foods increase the risk for Cancer. You can eat plant based foods(fruits and vegies), Pasta and grains and Poultry meats. Fish is the best alternative. You can supplement this with Soy products like Tofu and Eggs. You can also use Plant Nuts as a good source of Proteins(in place of meats). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of low potassium to unborn child?

What are the side effects of low potassium to unborn child?

Heart is in danger : Most of the k+ in the body is inside the cells. While in the uterus, placenta works to support fetal vital organs (gas exchange, toxins excretion, etc.) after birth newborn needs to support himself and with severe hypokalemia most of the vital organs would be in failure: heart (rhabdomyolysis & arrhythmia), kidneys, gastrointestinal (paralitic ileus), respiratory - from ascending paralysis, etc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of amoxicillin clavinuate potassium (penicillin)?

What are the side effects of amoxicillin clavinuate potassium (penicillin)?

The runs: I'd say most common side effect of amox/clavulonate is loose stools. If severe, stop, if doesn't clear, call doctor. Allergy to this is generally a rash, could be throat swellling. Take afte food, all antibiotics can nauseate you or upset your stomach a bit. ...Read more

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