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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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