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Salivary Gland Disorders Use Mouthwash More Than Toothpaste
Use both: It is extremely important to keep your mouth healthy during cancer treatment. You should brush 3 times a day floss 2 times a day and ask your dentist for a flouride gel or mouthwash with flouride in it. Act rinse or the generic equivalent is in drug stores over the counter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Any tips for post radioactive iodine treatment like using baking soda to brush teeth or sucking on hard candies to decrease salivary gland swelling..?
First 24 hours: Iodine is excreted through kidneys, saliva , and sweat. After radioactive dose drinking as much fluid as possible to excrete excess radioactivity through kidney. 1.5 hours after rx sour candies or gum to get rid of excess secretions through saliva. Solid meal not until 6 hours after dosing . Most excess radioactive iodine excreted in first 24 hours. Rest accumulated in thyroid gland. ...Read more
Hmmm: You can brush with either;it is the mechanical action of the brush that removes the bacterial build up. Toothpaste will give you some Fluoride and has a mild abrasive to help remove stain. Mouthwash will 'freshen' your breath better but has no Fluoride or abrasive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are dry mouth toothpaste/mouthwashes like biotene / bioxtra safe for long term use even after having a dry mouth? Any possible harm to salivary gland?
Biotene safety: As a product manufactured and distributed under the auspices of the fda, biotene and its related products must meet minimal safety requirements set by that agency. "dry mouth" is a common malady, is often multifactorial in its etiology, and often there are concomitant diseases which contribute to the severity of the problem. See your dentist for a complete evaluation of your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dentists, is natural toothpaste an effective alternative to fluoride based toothpastes? Or will natural toothpastes like "Jason" be ineffective at fighting off cavities? I use natural because of a canker sore sensitivity to the SLS in normal pastes.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Used Crest Rinse, sores in one side of mouth, submandibular gland swollen. Dead skin, Dr. said normal but prescribed ZPack. Any advice other than this
Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as i do. Is this too much for his baby teeth?
Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of Fluoride is not only going to create problems with the teeth, but also may affect the whole bone system. It makes bone structure much more brittle and teeth discolored. In some cases just fluoridated water is sufficient in providing necessary units. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
10yr old w/ spd its fight to brush teeth, any unflavored toothpaste, & extra soft brush? It is a sensory problem , he gags from taste of toothpaste.
Can we use topical lidocaine (Xylocaine) spray for a small lesion in mouth, that cause pain upon eating ?
Is fluoride necessary in a toothpaste containing xylitol (emphasis here on controlling decay at margin crown edges)?
Fluoride : Fluoride has been shown to reduce decay. There are non Fluoride containing toothpastes that contain remineralizing agents ( mi paste available with and without fluoride, renew) which are available from your dentist. Xylitol does help to reduce the acids that cause decay, however, Fluoride or remineralizing pastes offer additional protection. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can using too much non-alcoholic mouthwash following a tongue piercing cause irritation and gum sores?
There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with ...Read more
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