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Sodium Vs Stannous Fluoride
Not sure: Not sure about all those ingredients in our shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and creams. I presume they all end up in our waters when we shower. The site, http://chemicaloftheday.Squarespace.Com/qa/2011/9/26/sodium-coco-sulfate.Html, has a well-written answer. If the answer is correct, it sounds like the 2 chemicals are similar and equally good or equally bad, depending on one's view. ...Read more
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
Lauryl Sulfate: Sodium laureth sulfate is an ethoxylated detergent, meaning it contains alcohol compounds that undergo a process called ethoxylation. According to an article by david steinman in healthy living magazine, these compounds are often contaminated with 1, 4-dioxane, which the United States government lists as a "probable human carcinogen." however, no research has conclusively proven that sles or other. ...Read more
See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway. ...Read more
Not really: Hello and thanks for using HealthTap. The eyes do not really need cleaning. Tears protect the eyes and provide the ideal environment for keeping the eyes clean and healthy. ...Read more
Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?
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
Triclosan: Triclosan is actually a registered pesticide that has anti-microbial actions against bacteria. It has been found to block throid function in bull frogs and rats. It is a component of some toothpastes used for gingivitis, mouthwashes and hand soaps. The fda is unsure if it is safe for human consumption and is re-studying this matter. 2% triclosan can help tp kill a bad-actor bacteria -mrsa on skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more
Is sodium lauryl sulfate found in toothpaste and cosmetics actually a poison in cummulated levels?
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 then the other because they are totally different products that are used for totally different things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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