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Sodium Fluoride Nitrate Medication
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
5 - 10 grams:
The lethal dose for a 154 lb human is estimated at 510 g.
I don't think you could eat enought toothpaste to kill yourself. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Will eating toothpaste with sodium fluoride and triscolan affect your stool test results(Like two hours before)? Especially if loose stools.
No: You may want to reconsider eating toothpaste, but it won't affect culture results or chemical assays. ...Read more
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
What do you suggest for eating and drinking after brushing my teeth with prevident (1.1% sodium fluoride)?
Wait : Wait 30 minutes after brushing to gain maximum effect of the flouride ...Read more
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
I avoid sodium nitrate because it can cause facial bloating. Now my question is, can sodium citrate cause facial bloating?
Forget it: Neither of these causes facial bloating.Get a more detailed answer ›