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Toothpaste Without Fluoride
With the "advantages/disadvantages" is toothpaste with fluoride better or toothpaste without it? I'm hearing different things. Thanks much!
Fluoride Toothpaste: Fluoride toothpaste is always better as it provides needed protection against the damage from bacteria. Many people are misinformed about fluoride. Ingested Fluoride from sources such as water, vitamins or anything swallowed is helpful only in growing children while their teeth are developing, in the proper amounts. Rare problems are possible. Ask your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have many crowns with varying degrees of margin edges. Would a prescribed fluoride toothpaste appear to be beneficial between perio cleaning visits?
That depends: Children should not use a fluoridated toothpaste until they can reliably rinse and spit. For many children this is not until they are between 3 1/2 - 5 years of age. There are many non-fluoridated infant toothpastes that can easily be found in your pharmacy and/or supermarket. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non-fluoride paste: Not all commercially made toothpaste contains fluoride. Toms of maine is an example of one company that makes toothpaste both with and without fluoride. There are also several toothpastes made for infants that do not contain fluoride. Oragel tooth and gum cleanser is an example of this type of product. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, I have a strong objection to this. As one surgeon general put it, the addition of Fluoride to toothpaste and our water supply had been one of the greatest public health triumphs of the 20th century. Fluoride makes the enamel stronger and more resistant to tooth decay. It also aids in the remineralization of enamel after attack by acid and sugar. Fluoride is an essential mineral for your famil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dentist RX: Dentist prescribed Fluoride toothpaste has more Fluoride than over-the-counter brands. All over the counter brands have about the same 0.24% sodium flouride. Controlrx which i prescribe in extreme cases of decay and/or sensitivity contains 1.1% sodium fluoride. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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