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What's the best type of toothpaste for remineralization of the teeth? Novamin? Liquid calcium? What would you recommend?

What's the best type of toothpaste for remineralization of the teeth? Novamin? Liquid calcium? What would you recommend?

ADA seal toothpaste: Always look for the ADA seal on your toothpaste's plaque build up box. A fluoride, tartar control toothpaste with the ADA seal is the best choice. This shows the toothpaste has been tested, its claims are legitimate, and its ingredients are effective and safe. ...Read more

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What specific type of toothpaste can a person along with chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash?

What specific type of toothpaste can a person along with chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash?

Any toothpaste: When using a Chlorhexidine mouthwash as an adjunct for oral hygiene, i recommend brushing and flossing first, rinsing with water and then using the mouthwash. ...Read more

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I'm 80! what type of toothpaste or mouthwash should I use?

I'm 80! what type of toothpaste or mouthwash should I use?

Dry mouth considered: Also, if you feel like there is a lack of salivation, use biotene mouthrinse. Its for people with dry mouth. Having a dry mouth can lead easy forming cavities on the teeth. ...Read more

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What type of toothpaste for fighting all major types of problems with teeth?

What type of toothpaste for fighting all major types of problems with teeth?

No magic bullet: Toothpaste is but one tool to help keep your teeth and mouth healthy. It is not a "magic bullet". Must be combined with slow, gentle brushing, healthy diet no smoking and/or drug use.. That being said, one example of a good all around adult toothpaste is crest pro health. ...Read more

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What type of toothpaste is suitable for someone with really sensitive teeth and braces?

What type of toothpaste is suitable for someone with really sensitive teeth and braces?

For the future: Toothpaste such as Sensodyne or Pronamel may certainly help. See your dental professional for additional modalities such as home/office fluoride treatment. Congratulations in your orthodontic treatment. Besides the obvious pleasing aesthetic results, you will also enjoy better function and hygiene. Expect some discomfort , as this unfortunately is part if the short term accompaniments. ...Read more

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Is there really any difference in the types of toothpastes?

Is there really any difference in  the types of toothpastes?

Some differences: While they all share some basic ingredients there are some major differences, but it's relative. Some are more abrasive so they can claim it "whitens" teeth. Some have fluoride. Some only have "natural ingredients" and some prescription toothpastes can help remineralize damaged enamel. Proper brushing is more important that which toothpaste you use. ...Read more

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Is there a good type of toothpaste or anything i can use to get rid of cavities?

Is there a good type of toothpaste or anything i can use to get rid of cavities?

Advanced: If you can see cavities, they are too big to be helped by toothpaste that may help remineralize small enamel defects no larger than the head of a pin. You probably need professional care rather than the promise of an otc solution that will never be fulfilled. Please call your family dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Is it good to use differing types of toothpaste together? Listerine is excellent even with alcohol, but why are some dentists against it?

Is it good to use differing types of toothpaste together? Listerine is excellent even with alcohol, but why are some dentists against it?

Listerine alcohol : The mechanical action of the toothbrush is the most important thing in cleaning your teeth. This can be done well even without toothpaste. The Fluoride and antimicrobial additives in toothpaste are important for oral health. As for listerine, an excellent product that can be very beneficial but the alcohol in it is bad for people with dry mouths. Some people can't tolerate it. ...Read more

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I use a toothpaste for sensitivity as my only toothpaste. Is it safe to use this type of toothpaste long-term?on label it says not use over 6 mos.why?

I use a toothpaste for sensitivity as my only toothpaste. Is it safe to use this type of toothpaste long-term?on label it says not use over 6 mos.why?

Sensitivity t-paste: I'm not sure why the 6-month disclaimer unless the toothpaste is especially abrasive. Sensitiviy can be caused for different reasons, including worn or fractured teeth or fillings, bruxism ( chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), gum recession, missing teeth, etc. Schedule an exam with your dentist to,discover the causes of,the sensitiviy and possible treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any types of toothpaste i can use to treat acne pimples?

Are there any types of toothpaste i can use to treat acne pimples?

NO: Do not use toothpaste on your face. It can be very irritating to your skin and do much more harm than good. Toothpaste has additives and chemicals made for the mouth that can irritate skin. ...Read more

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What causes the bad/metallic taste in mouth after brushing with 'sensitive-type' toothpaste?

Toothpaste?: The metallic taste in the mouth is a sign of failing restoration or accumulation of heavy metal compounds on the surf. Of the tongue. There are other reasons of having taste deviation due to medications taken or other possible GI conditions. Toothpaste most probably activates your taste buds to the point of feeling it much more. ...Read more

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Dental: Besides gum grafting and using sensitive type toothpaste could composite resin placed on teeth decrease its sensitivity?

Of course: A properly placed composite filling will last for years and will decrease tooth sensitivity by pre-sealing of dentine with a resin-bonding agent. ...Read more

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Sugarless gum makes my mouth feel somewhat clean after I eat. Does this type of gum still leave a film on teeth that should be toothpaste brushed off?

Sugarless gum makes my mouth feel somewhat clean after I eat. Does this type of gum still leave a film on teeth that should be toothpaste brushed off?

Yes, it leaves: Chewing sugarless gum can HELP prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It causes more saliva production, which helps neutralize and rinse away some of the acid that forms in your mouth when you break down food. However, even sugarless gum, is not a substitute for a regular oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Consistent bad breath i brush my teeth probably more than most people. I clean my tongue, i floss, I have used sevral types of toothpaste and mouthwashes and yet i still have bad breath. It's been with me for as long as i can remember and it hinders my li

Consistent bad breath i brush my teeth probably more than most people. I clean my tongue, i floss, I have used sevral types of toothpaste and mouthwashes and yet i still have bad breath. It's been with me for as long as i can remember and it hinders my li

Your : Your description gives hints to systemic gastric problem i would recommend to visit your general physician for a blood work up to determine your level of sugar, for diabetis.. This condition produces high concentrations of acids translated into halitosis, once corrected the bad breath will be eliminated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind or type of toothphase can I use for my 2 year old daughter?

What kind or type of toothphase can I use for my 2 year old daughter?

Any: Any toothpaste with Fluoride is fine, but make sure you are only putting a tiny dot of the toothpaste on the toothbrush -- toothpaste eating can cause problems for your child. ...Read more

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