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Doctor insights on: Stannous Fluoride Side Effects

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Is triclosan better and safer than stannous fluoride?

Is triclosan better and safer than stannous fluoride?

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 more

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Does stannous fluoride really repair enamel like it claims to?

Does stannous fluoride really repair enamel like it claims to?

Not exactly: At acidic ph (~5.5), the hydroxyapatite crystal of tooth can dissolve; add bacteria and you get "tooth decay." stannous ion (tin) is antimicrobial. Fluoride ions insert into the outer layers of hydroxyapatite crystal that makes up the mineral content of enamel and root dentin. Fluoride ion doping of the tooth crystal increases resistance to acid dissolution. It does not "repair" enamel or dentin. ...Read more

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

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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What can I do to remove stannous fluoride stains from my teeth?

What can I do to remove stannous fluoride stains from my teeth?

MI paste: You can get cosmetic restorations to cover your stains but we all know that can be expensive. Bleaching may help but that doesn't do the job evenly. There is a toothpaste call mi paste that you can ask your dentist about. Try that. ...Read more

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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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Are the side effects of fluoride similar in a way to lithium?

Are the side effects of fluoride similar in a way to lithium?

In a word,: No. The potential side effects of Fluoride and lithium are very different. The only similarity is that both must be ingested to cause side effects. ...Read more

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Are the side effects of fluoride in normal doses anything at all?

No: Normal doses of Fluoride will have no side effects at all. Fluoride can be toxic only in very large doses such as if a small child were to consume a tube of toothpaste. But there are no side effects from regular use of Fluoride toothpaste and fluoridated water. ...Read more

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What are the proven side effects of using fluoride (at normal doses)?

None: There are no proven side effects of using Fluoride at normal doses. Fluoride is an all natural mineral which occurs in the earth and ground water all over the world. It was discovered by accident that it makes teeth stronger due to a naturally high concentration of Fluoride in ground water in colorado around 1900. Humans have evolved drinking Fluoride since the beginning of time. ...Read more

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Are the side effects of fluoride really similar to the side effects of lithium?

No: Fluoride in the dosage one would normally receive through toothpaste, tap water and other environmental sources has few potential side effects, none of which are anywhere close to the side effects you would experience taking lithium. There is a plethora of scientific evidence of the safety and efficacy of Fluoride use as a public health measure. ...Read more

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What are the toxic effects of fluoride on dental tissue?

What are the toxic effects of fluoride on dental tissue?

Yes in large amounts: In very large amounts Fluoride can be fatal. This is true of most products that arose very beneficial in appropriate levels. You can potentially die from drinking a tremendous amount of water! Fluoride has been shown in many studies to be a very effective product in reducing dental decay. ...Read more

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What are the proven effects of fluoride?

Strengthen enamel: Every meal, most drinks, and snacks create damage via acids or bacterial acids produced by the sugar intake. This causes demineralizatoin and loss of hydroxide from hydroxyapetite weakening the tooth. Fluoride replaces the lost mineral and forms a stronger fluorapetite. Remineralizes. However too much Fluoride during tooth developement can actually cause damage to the teeth. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of fluoride in water? I hear it's good for our teeth, but can it be damaging to our mental and physical state as well?

Fluoride Good!: Much of the negative reports on Fluoride in the water are distorted claims that are not backed up by legitimate science and valid statistics. The positive effects of adding a Fluoride to municipal drinking water is so vast that it is considered 1 of the most significant public health achievements in the history of mankind! it greatly decreases cavities and tth loss, people eat better and stay heal. ...Read more

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Why is fluoride an important part of our diet?

Flouride Works: There are tons of research showing the fluoride is important to strengthening the enamel of teeth. These lessens the chance of cavities. It can be added topically as in toothpastes and rinses. And it can be ingested in water and some vegetable. It is important to know that too much fluoride is also harmful to the teeth and body, especially in a young infant. See your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pros and cons of fluoride?

Pros and cons: fluoride can significantly reduce cavities by 90%. Too much of this mineral might cause white spots on the teeth. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is 0.21 fluoride level bad?

Hoping you can tell me, is 0.21 fluoride level bad?

In water - safe: The optimum amount of Fluoride in drinking water to protect teeth is 0.7 ppm (mg/l). This is more then 3 times the amount you are asking about. 0.21 ppm of Fluoride in food and drink is not only perfectly safe but will also protect your teeth from tooth decay. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much fluoride can hurt someone!?

Could you tell me how much fluoride can hurt someone!?

That depends: It takes long term, excessive exposure to be a problem. Optimum amount in water is 0.7 ppm. Long term exposure above 1.5 ppm (twice normal dosage)can cause dental fluorosis in children. 3-6 ppm can cause skeletal fluorosis (sk) in children and adults. Above 10.0 ppm can cause crippling fluorosis. Only 4 cases of sk reported in the entire usa in last 60 years. You don't have to worry about this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have fluoride in my body?

How could you not?: Fluoride at some level occurs naturally in most water supplies. Some is then incorporated into bones and teeth. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on topical fluoride? If yes, what happens?

Yes, can poison you: Yes, Fluoride in any form, if ingested, can be overdosed on. If too much Fluoride is swallowed it can even cause death. It is best to always follow the written directions on the bottle or the instructions you are given by your dental care provider. ...Read more

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What are the health risks associated with ingesting fluoride over our lifetimes?

That depends: If you are talking about ingesting the optional/normal amount required to prevent tooth decay, than none. When used correctly Fluoride has no health risks. If you are talking 3x the normal amount or greater then there is risk of both dental and skeletal fluorosis. Despite lots of fear-mongering there are no other proven risks and those problems are easy to avoid with correct use. ...Read more

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I've read that an ingredient in chocolate works better than fluoride, is there any truth to this?

Chocolate: Let's emphasize that, when reading any articles, pay attention to words like "might be better", "could mean", etc. The recent research that studied positive effects on compounds from cocoa is a curious one; especially its potential in mineralizing (strengthening) the enamel, like Fluoride does. This does not mean eating chocolate is better or same as getting fluoride. The truth is in the future. ...Read more

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