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Is fluoride rinse good for your teeth?

Is fluoride rinse good for your teeth?

Certainly: Fluoride mouth rinses help reduce and prevent tooth decay. Clinical studies have demonstrated that use of a Fluoride mouth rinse and Fluoride toothpaste can provide extra protection against tooth decay over that provided by Fluoride toothpaste alone. Fluoride mouth rinse is not recommended for children age six or younger because they may swallow the rinse. ...Read more

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Fluoride (Definition)

Fluoride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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Is fluoride good for your teeth? There are documented facts to show fluoride if harmful to your teeth. Can you verify this? Thanks!

Experience says yes: I trained way back in the early days of fluoridated water supplies. Pre-fluoride patients would come into my office with "silver mines" in their mouths...Ear to ear silver fillings. Decay ravaged occlusions, causing tooth loss and damage to other teeth. Today with fluorides and sealants children have much less decay, do not know what it is to get a novacaine shot or to have a tooth drilled. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
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Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
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If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
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My baby is seven months old. Which toothpaste is best for him? He has two teeth on the bottom. Fluoride or no fluoride?Which is the recommended brand here in canada?

Avoid fluoride: Because the kids frequently swallow this material, you want to avoid Fluoride toothpaste until they are about 3 & you have cautioned them to spit it out. The ingested Fluoride can interfere with bone formation & cause irregular enamel formation on teeth yet to emerge. ...Read more

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How will drinking fluoride help my teeth?

How will drinking fluoride help my teeth?

Topical strength: As an adult, the Fluoride in the drinking water washes your teeth with the Fluoride ion. The Fluoride reacts with the surface of your teeth making them less soluble in acid. Acid is what causes cavities. For children, the Fluoride not only washes over the existing teeth but is also incorporated in the developing teeth. Fluoride is one of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
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If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
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What happens if fluoride is essential for tooth health then how come the years before it was used teeth survived?

Fluoride is helpful: Fluoride is not essential but it is very helpful. Topical fluoride from your dentist or in your toothpaste helps prevent cavities. Ingested fluoride such as in water, is only helpful to developing teeth, as in a toddlers growing teeth. Before the use of fluoride, people generally had decaying and bad teeth. ...Read more

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