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Read perrier contains fluoride and high levels of nitrates — safe to drink when pregnant?

Read perrier contains fluoride and high levels of nitrates — safe to drink when pregnant?

Yes...: I am not comfortable with all the nitrates. The Fluoride is not a problem. I would go with another source of water that is more pure. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Read perrier contains fluoride and high levels of nitrates — is it safe to drink when pregnant?

Read perrier contains fluoride and high levels of nitrates — is it safe to drink when pregnant?

Maybe: Fluoride would not be a problem but high nitrate levels during pregnancy have been associated with several health risks. ...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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Why is sodium fluoride put in our water?

It reduces cavities: When Fluoride is absorbed into the body of a child developing teeth, the Fluoride gets incorporated into the calcified matrix of dental enamel. This Fluoride reinforced enamel is more resistant to tooth decay than enamel without fluoride. This reduces the incidence of cavities and promotes healthier teeth. ...Read more

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Is sodium fluoride good for babies or people?

Is sodium fluoride good for babies or people?

Fluoride helps teeth: Fluoride in excessive amounts is not healthy, but in proper levels will build stronger teeth for kids of any age. While distilled water has none, most natural waters ; city water supplies have the proper amount. ...Read more

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Why is sodium fluoride still used in toothpaste?

It Stops Decay!: Stannous flouride worked to stop decay and allowed for rehardening of tooth structure but the tin caused stain and it was acidic. Sodium flouride is more neutral in ph and is just as effective when used on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Is it safe that sodium fluoride is still used in toothpaste?

Is it safe that sodium fluoride is still used in toothpaste?

Reduces cavities: Topically applied fluoride, such as found in toothpaste, has several beneficial effects. It both makes the tooth enamel more resistant to acid and makes it easier for demineralization enamel to pick up minerals. It also helps to reduce the amount of acid the bacteria in the mouth make and interfers with the bacterias ability to stick to the teeth. All of this reduces tooth decay. ...Read more

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Why is sodium fluoride bad for teeth?"

Why is sodium fluoride bad for teeth?"

It's not bad: Very high concentrations of any Fluoride that is ingested would be bad for your health & can cause fluorosis of the teeth that are being formed (in children) that are underneath the gums.

Typical levels of sodium Fluoride in toothpaste (use a pea-sized amount only) or in the liquid rinses (always follow the exact directions) when used as directed will not harm. ...Read more

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Could you tell me a toothpaste that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate or fluoride in it?

A few companies: There are many companies which make natural toothpastes free from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and fluoride: Rembrandt Premium, Sensodyne and Xyliwhite, just a few. ...Read more

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Is sodium fluoride in drinking water dangerous?

Is sodium fluoride in drinking water dangerous?

That depends on dose: That depends on dosage. Optimally fluoridated water (0.7ppm) and/or a little above is perfectly safe and beneficial to our teeth. Dosages between 1.5-3 ppm (naturally found in some water in the midwest) can cause dental fluorosis. Dosages between 3-10 ppm (naturally found in some water in china, india & russia) are dangeruos and can cause skeletal fluorosis. ...Read more

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How much toothpaste must be swallowed before a sodium fluoride overdose?

How much toothpaste must be swallowed before a sodium fluoride overdose?

A lot: An adult would need to swallow more than an entire tube of toothpaste before you could "overdose" on fluoride. You would throw up long before that happened. You only need a pea sized amount of toothpaste to get your teeth clean, so I wouldn't really worrty about this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your brain recover from the damage from sodium fluoride?

You are fine: Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in our water like calcium. Humans have gotten Fluoride at some level forever and somehow we have made it. ...Read more

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What amount of toothpaste must be swallowed to cause a sodium fluoride overdose?

Depends: The concentration of Fluoride in toothpaste can vary however, you would have to swallow a very excessive amount over a significant period. You would probably get sick to your stomach and vomit first. Call your dentist with specific concerns. ...Read more

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What is stannous fluoride and is it better than sodium fluoride in your toothpaste?

Depends.: Stannous fluoride, the first Fluoride to be put in toothpastes, is an effective desensitizing agent, so if you're cold, hot, sweet and salt sensitive, it's the better of the two to use. Sodium Fluoride is a more effective cavity fighter. ...Read more

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I use a sodium fluoride(<0.149%w/w)toothpaste 2 a day. I was told sodium fluoride is harmful. Does it really cause cancer or death if use daily? Stop?

I use a sodium fluoride(<0.149%w/w)toothpaste 2 a day. I was told sodium fluoride is harmful. Does it really cause cancer or death if use daily? Stop?

You'll be fine..: You'll be fine and your teeth will be strong, too. Who told you this nonsense? Do you really believe that manufacturers would be allowed to place fluoride in toothpaste if it would kill you or cause cancer? ...Read more

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What could happen if a toddler ingested sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

What could happen if a toddler ingested sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

Sodium Flouride: Are beneficial to prevent cavities but is not supposed to be ingested. If it merely occurred while the child is brushing, it should not really be something to worry about. It may take 2 tubes of toothpaste depending on the child's weight to cause toxicity. In fact, some Flouride pills had been taken by some pregnant women in the past if they live in places where they don't have Flouride in H2O. ...Read more

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How much sodium fluoride should the average person get each day?

5 - 10 grams: The lethal dose for a 154 lb human is estimated at 5–10 g.
I don't think you could eat enought toothpaste to kill yourself. ...Read more

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Please advise what is better: cetylpyridinium chloride or sodium fluoride?

Please advise what is better: cetylpyridinium chloride or sodium fluoride?

Totally different: Cetylpyridinium chloride is an antiseptic, it kills bacteria. Fluoride is a mineral that makes teeth more resistant to acid when it is incorporated into the tooth enamel and also makes it harder for the bacteria to stick to the teeth. You can't say one is better than the other because they are totally different products that are used for totally different things. ...Read more

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What could happen after ingestion of sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

Nothing: For a 39-year old, nothing would happen to you. If children under the age of 12 do it daily, then I'd be concerned about them getting too much Fluoride in their system which can then deposit in their developing and calcifying teeth. Too much Fluoride can cause brown mottling appearance of the enamel. If you have a choice, don't swallow toothpaste. ...Read more

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How should I stop spitting after using sodium fluoride mouthwash?

Over spitting: After spitting 2-3 times you can swallow and walk away from the sink and don't think about it. If you don't like the taste, try another flavor or brand. ...Read more

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I hear this fuss about sodium fluoride . Natrium fluoride. Fluoride found in tooth pastes. Are they really bad?

Fluoride: All the literature I have reviewed says Fluoride is safe at the levels used in toothpaste. Fluoride has prevented several generations from having the kind of decay our parents and grand -parents had when they were growing up in a world with a lot less sugar in it. Imagine no Fluoride and all the sugar snacks children are exposed to today, now say rampant decay. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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What should I be eating and drinking after brushing my teeth with prevident (1.1% sodium fluoride)?

Nothing for 30 min: Fluoride is needed for the teeth but not the body, once your age is over 10 years old or so. You would need only on the teeth to get the benefit. It is best not to eat or drink at least 30 min. The best way to use prevident is to apply before bedtime. Spit well, scrape/brush tongue off to remove any excess you got. ...Read more

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How do I stopped this poisonous sodium fluoride. I have well water. This indigestion taste like soap and burns my throat.

Water test: Get your water tested for unusual levels of numerous salts. Once you know what is causing the problem, you can select an appropriate water treatment system to get what you want. Fluoride is sometimes added to municipal water supplies in very low levels. In some western areas of the us it is possible to get very high levels of several compounds. ...Read more

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Does soy sauce contain sodium nitrate?

Does soy sauce contain sodium nitrate?

Read the label: Read the ingredients on the label to see. There are many brands of soy sauce t so it is hard to say what each one has in it. ...Read more

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Is processed meats made with carmelized sugars instead of sodium nitrates ok to eat?

Is processed meats made with carmelized sugars instead of sodium nitrates ok to eat?

Yes, but: Not the most nutritious option. Cooking fresh meat is better. Removing the nitrates has healthful benefits, but adding carmelized sugar carries all expected risk (weight gain, missed nutrients when filling up on high carb foods, tooth decay, insulin intolerance, etc) ...Read more

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Is sodium nitrate dangerous for our health?

Is sodium nitrate dangerous for our health?

Yes it is: There has been shown link between increased levels of nitrates and deaths from Alzeimer Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Parkinson's Disease, stomach,esophagus and colon ulcer. It may ne due to effect of nitrosamines on the DNA, ...Read more

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