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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Is triclosan better and safer than stannous fluoride?

Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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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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Fluoride (Definition)

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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Does stannous fluoride really repair enamel like it claims to?

Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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What is stannous fluoride and is it better than sodium fluoride in your toothpaste?

Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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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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Dr. Earl Sandroff
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What can I do to remove stannous fluoride stains from my teeth?

Dr. Earl Sandroff
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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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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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What is the difference between stannous fluoride and potassium nitrate?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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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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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Are the side effects of fluoride similar in a way to lithium?

Dr. Susan Uhrich
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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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Dr. J. Blake Perkins
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Are the side effects of fluoride really similar to the side effects of lithium?

Dr. J. Blake Perkins
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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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Dr. James Beck
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What are the proven side effects of using fluoride (at normal doses)?

Dr. James Beck
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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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Dr. James Beck
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Are the side effects of fluoride in normal doses anything at all?

Dr. James Beck
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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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Dr. Jake Richards
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What are the proven effects of fluoride?

Dr. Jake Richards
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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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