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Xylitol Vs Fluoride
Not yet: Spry toothpaste is not yet approved by the american dental association (ada) so I can't endorse it. The ada tests all the ingredients and attributes of products to make sure they are safe and effective for you and your family. Please use an ada approved Fluoride toothpaste 3 times per day. ...Read more
Is fluoride necessary in a toothpaste containing xylitol (emphasis here on controlling decay at margin crown edges)?
Fluoride: Fluoride has been shown to reduce decay. There are non Fluoride containing toothpastes that contain remineralizing agents (mi paste available with and without fluoride, renew) which are available from your dentist. Xylitol does help to reduce the acids that cause decay, however, Fluoride or remineralizing pastes offer additional protection. ...Read more
Does baby toothpaste with xylitol n no fluoride safe to swallow everyday? I brush her teeth everyday and she still cant rinse her mouth (20mos old).
Fluoride: Ffluoride is essential to the health of your child's teeth. Decision as to what type of toothpaste to use should be discussed with a Pediatric Dental Specialist. This is just one of the many reasons that the American Dental Assn recommends 1st dental examination at 1st b'day. Whatever toothpaste you choose, remember to use only a pea-sized portion, not the big ribbon they show in advertisements ...Read more
Concentration: More than 3 parts/million can cause tooth mottling. Today we tend to place less than 1 part/million in water supplies. Result is more than 75% reduction in cavities. Costs pennies/person/year, much cheaper than just one filling. Fluoride is safe and effective at the right level. Think of it this way, too much oxygen is poisonous. Ask your dentist for guidance unique to your area. ...Read more
Strengthen enamel: Every meal, most drinks, and snacks create damage via acids or bacterial acids produced by the sugar intake. This causes demineralizatoin and loss of hydroxide from hydroxyapetite weakening the tooth. Fluoride replaces the lost mineral and forms a stronger fluorapetite. Remineralizes. However too much Fluoride during tooth developement can actually cause damage to the teeth. ...Read more
Yes: In very large amounts Fluoride can be fatal. This is true of most products that arose very beneficial in appropriate levels. You can potentially die from drinking a tremendous amount of water! Fluoride has been shown in many studies to be a very effective product in reducing dental decay. ...Read more
Fluoride is 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. These days, most cities add the correct amount of fluoride to the water for developing teeth to benefit from. It doesn't help or hurt adults or their teeth. ...Read more
Of course, you can:
According to the FDA administration, fluoride
varnish is under the category of “drugs” that presents minimal risk and is subject to the lowest level of regulation. Is safe and well tolerated by infants, young
children, and adults. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more
Sick or brown spots: Having too much topical Fluoride can make some throw up and that includes digesting fluoridated mouthwashes. If you have water from a well that has high Fluoride levels and are taking Fluoride containing vitamins (infants) then you could be getting too much Fluoride and develope brown spots on your teeth. It is wise to try to have your water tested and watch the baby vitamins but necessary! Earl. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
Fluoride in body: If you believe you might have excess Fluoride in you body, discuss this with your own physician asap! One needs to confirm this by testing and discuss proper treatment. I hope you are not misled or misinformed by internet trash about the dangers of normal Fluoride concentrations from fluoridated water, toothpastes, etc. ...Read more
Heavily fluoridated toothpaste require a prescription from your md or dmd. Otherwise...There is extra strenght Fluoride toothpaste available otc. But they still aren't as strong as the prescription kind.
Otc...Extra strength sensodyne
rx. ...Prevident 5000 or renew. ...Read more
No: In very large amounts Fluoride can be fatal. This is true of most products that arose very beneficial in appropriate levels. You can potentially die from drinking a tremendous amount of water! Fluoride has been shown in many studies to be a very effective product in reducing dental decay. ...Read more
Cavities: Fluoride makes the teeth less susceptible to cavities by increasing the strength of the enamel. With good home care, brushing and flossing, and regular check ups at your dentist teeth can remain cavity free for a lifetime. Even with Fluoride poor homecare/high sugar diets equal cavities. ...Read more
See your doctor, but: The question should be - 'why do you want to do this? ' while some areas of wisconsin do have excessive, naturally occurring Fluoride in the water, horicon is not one of them. The chances of you being exposed to excessive Fluoride is very, very small. If you have having medical symptoms, talk to your doctor first. Most likely Fluoride is not the cause. ...Read more
0.7-1.2 ppm: The optimally fluoridated water is safe to drink, does not cause systemic disease and provides the best protection against dental caries. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more
Too much: Fluoride is fantastic in helping improve oral health and reduce cavities when used in very small quantities. Too much, however, could kill you. That said, however, it is unlikely this is something you need to worry about as there really is no way under normal use circumstances with water and toothpaste that you would EVER COME CLOSE to consuming dangerous levels. ...Read more
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