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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Luride (Definition)

Luride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent). It is also a supplement ...Read more


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Does over-the-counter flouride mouthwash work as well as prescription flouride paste?

Does over-the-counter flouride mouthwash work as well as prescription flouride paste?

No!: Prescription Flouride is usually 'stannous Flouride' which "sticks" to the teeth and has an extremely long duration of activity. Prescription Flouride is also at MUCH higher concentration. ...Read more

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Recommended toothpaste and mouthwash?

The Answer...: The answer to your question is easily researched on the internet. You could access a resource such as www.2thtruth.Com or many others. Consumers report has written several good articles on this. ...Read more

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Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

No: The only way to prevent tooth decay is by having a good oral care, meaning proper brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

No : Toothpaste is used mainly to prevent cavities/gingivitis or reduce tooth sensitivity. Regular toothpaste will not whiten teeth and neither will whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste is usually more abrasive and will remove surface stains on the outside of the tooth, but is not absorbed into the tooth to actually whiten your teeth. In other words, it may clean the teeth but not whiten. ...Read more

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Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste, is this okay?

Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste, is this okay?

Dental care..: Duraphat is normally prescribed if you're a high risk for dental caries. It contains 5000 ppm Fluoride which provides greater anti-caries benefits. Consult with your dentist to see if you are a candidate for it. ...Read more

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Is it harmful for teeth to use listerine ( fluoride mouthwash) ?

Not at all: Listerine contains antibacterial ingredients, and the fluoride is the best thing to prevent cavities. Use only as directed on label. Do not overuse. Mouthwash does not replace either brushing or flossing. Brush 2x/day for 65-70% bacteria removal. Floss 1x/day to remove 25-30% of bacteria from between teeth where toothbrush can't reach. Use mouthwash 1x/day to remove 1-2% of bacteria. ...Read more

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What are dentist recommended fluoride toothpastes for adults?

What are dentist recommended fluoride toothpastes for adults?

Almost any: Really the most important thing is the mechanical motion of the tooth brush done properly and often. The tooth paste is abrasive and helps remove some of the debris but really the Fluoride is the most important component of the paste so as i tell my patients, the best toothpaste is the one with Fluoride that you use right. Don't buy too much into the whitening pastes either. ...Read more

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Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Clinical effectiveness and safety of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) have not been established in children under the age of 18. In addition, why would a child have severe gingival problems? ...Read more

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Should i be using mouthwash with fluoride toothpaste?

Should i be using mouthwash with fluoride toothpaste?

Definitely, yes: Fluoride mouthwashes are excellent in helping prevent tooth decay and great t use after brushing with sensitivity toothpaste. ...Read more

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How much fluoride is in mouthwash and OTC dental rinses?

How much fluoride is in mouthwash and OTC dental rinses?

Most OTC have .02%: Most dentist recommended floride rinses have .04% flouride. Most otc rinses have .02%. Phos-flur rinse from colgate has .04%. ...Read more

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Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

No.: There is nothing in the way of ingredients that can be harmful to you if swallowed. After all, this product was approved by the fda as safe to use in your mouth and it is expected that some will be swallowed. ...Read more

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Is fluoride in toothpaste toxic for us?

Safe and effective: When used appropriately, fluoride toothpaste is both safe and effective in preventing and controlling dental decay. ...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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Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Not bio-available: The short answer is that calcium Fluoride is so extremely insoluble as to be considered unusable by your body. Sodium and stannous fluorides are able to be broken down and then the fluorides can enter into and bond with the enamel. Enamel is made of a ring of ions and the Fluoride substitutes in the center to form a more stable ring. This new "ring" is more resistant to decay. ...Read more

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Do you recommend spry toothpaste with xylitol and fluoride?

Not yet: Spry toothpaste is not yet approved by the american dental association (ada) so i can't endorse it. The ada tests all the ingredients and attributes of products to make sure they are safe and effective for you and your family. Please use an ada approved Fluoride toothpaste 3 times per day. ...Read more

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Will regular toothpaste whiten teeth?

Will regular toothpaste whiten teeth?

No: Toothpaste alone cannot whiten teeth, but it helps to remove any coloring stain, as well as keeping the stain from sticking and building up. If you already have teeth that are white enough for you, only occasional touch-up whitening and mostly brushing with toothpaste will keep the teeth white. If you want to have them whiter, it is best to have professionally formulated whitening at the dentist. ...Read more

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Does listerine mouthwash help decalcification?

Does listerine mouthwash help decalcification?

It may slightly: If may help minimally if it has Fluoride in it. If you have decalcifications, discuss it with your own dentist who can properly advise you what can be done. It depends upon where they are, how big, how deep, if it's an esthetic or a structural concern, etc. Dentist have many methods to help remineralize the enamel or cover\repair the surface destruction of the tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Fluoride (Definition)

Fluoride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more