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Head and neck cancer use mouthwash more than toothpaste?

Head and neck cancer 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 more

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Voice Disorders (Definition)

Voice disorders - "voice quality, pitch, and loudness differ or are inappropriate for an individual's age, gender, cultural background, or ...Read more


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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? .

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?


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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 more

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Expert opinions? Which is better- mouthwash or toothpaste?

Expert opinions? Which is better- mouthwash or toothpaste?

Hmmm: You can brush with either;it is the mechanical action of the brush that removes the bacterial build up. Toothpaste will give you some Fluoride and has a mild abrasive to help remove stain. Mouthwash will 'freshen' your breath better but has no Fluoride or abrasive. ...Read more

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Which is better: toothpaste or mouthwash?

Which is better: toothpaste or mouthwash?

Toothpaste : However this is primarily because toothpaste requires a toothbrush. The toothbrush is best since it provides the mechanical removal of plaque and debris on teeth. This is much better than over the counter mouthwash. ...Read more

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Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

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 more

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Which is better to use for teeth whitening: baking soda whitening strips or whisky?

Which is better to use for teeth whitening: baking soda whitening strips or whisky?

Whitening strips: Of the choices, whitening stripes. Out of all possible choices, in office whitening by far is the most effective method in whitening teeth. ...Read more

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Is dental floss more effective than a toothpick?

Is dental floss more effective than a toothpick?

Yes: Dental floss is more effective than a toothpick since floss can clean the surfaces of two teeth where they are touching each other while the toothpick can only clean in between the teeth under the point of contact. ...Read more

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Is it harmful for teeth to use listerine ( fluoride mouthwash) ?

Is it harmful for teeth to use listerine ( fluoride mouthwash) ?

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

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Is tea more harmful for teeth or chocolate more harmful for teeth?

Is tea more harmful for teeth or chocolate more harmful for teeth?

6 of one: Too much tea can discolor usually the back of the teeth. If you put a lot of real sugared sweetener in the tea, it could equal that of chocolate. Use diet sugar. The roughened area of the discoloration can cause decay to build. Chocolate is pure sugar, but if proper hygiene is done, neither will harm teeth. See your dentist every 6 months to know if you are under control with your use of both. L. ...Read more

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With the "advantages/disadvantages" is toothpaste with fluoride better or toothpaste without it? I'm hearing different things. Thanks much!

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 more

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Is using salt good for brushing teeth when i'm bleaching with baking soda?

Is using salt good for brushing teeth when i'm bleaching with baking soda?

Not Recommended: You may be doing more harm than good when it comes to brushing your teeth with salt and baking soda. OTC safe whitening products (e.g. whitening toothpastes or gel) available today for home use at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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I use crest pro health whitening toothpaste to brush my teeth? Is that a good toothpaste? Or do you prescribe a better toothpaste?

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 more

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Is brushing your teeth with hot water more effective than with cold water?

Is brushing your teeth with hot water more effective than with cold water?

No: The temperature of the water should make no difference when you brush your teeth. The most important thing for brushing your teeth is proper technique. Make sure you brush all the surfaces of your teeth, getting along the gum line especially. Also, be sure to floss when you are finished brushing, as this will clean the surfaces between your teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. ...Read more

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Is dental floss more effective than an interdental brush?

Is dental floss more effective than an interdental brush?

Different tools: An interdental brush will clean the space between the teeth that is near the gumline, where the teeth do not touch. Floss cleans the contact point where two adjacent teeth touch, a spot where the brush does not fit. ...Read more

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Can using to much mouthwash with peroxide, and toothpaste with baking soda cause me to have a salty taste in mouth?

Can using to much mouthwash with peroxide, and toothpaste with baking soda cause me to have a salty taste in mouth?

Yes: Most likey the culprit is the baking soda toothpate. Switch to another brand that doesn't have the baking soda ingredient and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Is dental floss more effective than floss picks?

Is dental floss more effective than floss picks?

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 more

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Mouthwash (Definition)

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