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This may be a strange question, but is prescription toothpaste and protein shakes ok things to use in the days leading up to liposuction? Thanks.
Is it bad to store a prescription mouth guard in a mouth rinse every night after brushing it with toothpaste? Would it weaken the guard ?
If a dentist writes a prescription for a toothpaste and the patient doesn't go to the pharmacy for it, does the dentist know/keep track?
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
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
Some differences: While they all share some basic ingredients there are some major differences, but it's relative. Some are more abrasive so they can claim it "whitens" teeth. Some have fluoride. Some only have "natural ingredients" and some prescription toothpastes can help remineralize damaged enamel. Proper brushing is more important that which toothpaste you use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No if used properly: Most toothpaste today contains between 1000 ppm & 1450 ppm fluoride, usually in the form of sodium Fluoride or sodium monofluorophosphate (mfp). Prescription strength Fluoride toothpaste generally contains 5, 000 ppm sodium Fluoride toothpaste.This type of toothpaste is used in the same manner as regular toothpaste. It is well established that sodium Fluoride is safe & effective to prevent cavities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluoride Toothpaste: I would strongly suggest a Fluoride containing toothpaste and of course careful cleaning between the teeth. Flossing and use of a water irrigation device (like a water-pik) can be very important to keep the teeth cavity free while the braces are on. Good home care is vital during this time. Talk with your orthodontist for further clarification and instructions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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