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Spit Tobacco 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
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
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
Leaf Vs snuff tobacc: Both equally dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dental floss: For efficiency and patient compliance, I find that my patients do better with the floss picks. From a pure cleaning standpoint, floss wraps around the teeth better if you use is properly. If you are doing one or the other, you are doing better than 90 percent of America, so pat yourself on the back. Just make sure to floss daily along with twice daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, Fluoride rinses are very good for your teeth. I am also a big fan of listerine because it is so good for your gums and removes the subgingival bacteria that cause gingivitis. I myself use listerine once a day and get my Fluoride through toothpaste twice a day. But Fluoride rinses are great too. I would recommend the Fluoride rinse morning and night after brushing and listerine at noon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Education & support: Nicotine replacement (gum or patch) continues the addiction to nicotine. At some point u will have to go through withdrawal. Smoking cessation programs often offer gum & patch but u can quit w just the support & education. There's also nicotine anonymous, based on the 12 steps of aa. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Chantix r meds that can help w cravings but neither works 4 everyone. Nic cravings r only 3-5 mins. ...Read more
No but....: Listerine as well as many other mouthwashes come both with and without alcohol as an ingredient. That tends to dry the mouth and with long term use, and especially when you add smoking to the mix, there is some question as to it's ill effects. For most patients mouthwashes are not an essential part of good oral hygiene. Brushing, flossing and a nutritious diet low in refined sugars are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menthol cigarettes: Are cigarettes and all cigarettes are down right terrible for your health. If you can quit smoking, you'll reduce your risk of Lung CA, cardiovascular dz, including heart attack and stroke, multiple other cancers, emphysema ... And the list goes on ... not to mention have whiter teeth, smell better, and spend less on cigs. Talk to your doc about help available for quitting. There are many options! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use crest pro health whitening toothpaste to brush my teeth? Is that a good toothpaste? Or do you prescribe a better toothpaste?
Great: That is a good toothpaste. It has an antibacterial component to it which lasts hours after brushing. But really, any toothpaste that contains flouride, that you like and use, is good. The toothpaste is really not all that important, it is more about brushing twice daily, for two minutes, with good technique. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I know brushing with baking soda wears tooth enamel but is swishing with baking soda also abrasive?
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