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Fluoride Toothpaste

Fluoride toothpaste holds an increased amount of fluoride, which is a naturally present mineral. It has anti-carious properties and thereby prevents dental caries, increases the enamel strength, reverts initial tooth decay, inhibits oral microbes, and limits mineral loss. Though fluoride toothpaste is safe for both children and adults, it should be used in recommended amounts to prevent fluorosis.

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How can I not be scared of getting my dental cavities filled?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male with an addiction to sweets and sugary stuff. I have been too afraid of brushing my teeth as I am scared they will fall off because of my big cavities. I have a cavity where I can almost put my finger inside and two cavities that can fill a corn kernel. I have n...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. As a dentist, I tell you we will try our best to carry the treatment comfortably with no patient issue. Your problem can be addressed by filling teeth, but if you wait, then it will be difficult, and there would be no option other than root canal tr...  Read Full »

How much fluoride should I have in my toothpaste?

Query: Hello doctor, What ppm and percentage of fluoride are good for adults? I am trying to figure out what kind of toothpaste is good, but I hate mint, so I am trying to check the percentages of fluoride that is good for an adult.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fluoride content can be around 1000 to 1200 ppm which is more than enough for the prevention of cavities. No need to go higher than that. More important is the proper brushing technique. Go for up-down or circular brushing technique without too much pressure onto the...  Read Full »

What could be done for the sensitivity of teeth after drinking something cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing a sensitivity in my tooth, whenever I drink something cold. I have sensitivity on the front tooth, both on the upper and lower jaws. I also notice a crack down the front teeth on the lower jaws. I started using a sensitivity relief toothpaste. Initially, it worked qui...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears to be dentinal hypersensitivity, and it occurs due to the opening of the nerve endings on the surface of the teeth. If there is crack on the teeth, then an X-rayshould be done, to rule out the cause. The treatment can be planned accordingly. If it is due to...  Read Full »

Which mouthwash and paste are good for daily use?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly suggest which mouthwash and paste is good to use on daily basis.  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to daily basis, it is suggested that one should try tooth brushing with paste recommended by the American dental association (ADA) and Indian dental association (IDA). While buying a paste, you should look for whether it is ADA or IDA approved. Second is choose the paste...  Read Full »

When should we use whitening strips before or after brushing teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not sure how I should use whitening strips. I recently bought some, but I have looked online, and it says not to use fluoride toothpaste before using it. My dentist recently gave me an extra fluoride toothpaste to use after my regular brushing with regular toothpaste, so is it safe ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please be calm. I suggest you to use extra fluoridated paste (5000 ppm) regularly because I think caries incidence is higher. You can avoid regular toothpaste, but I suggest using toothpaste and whitening strips for 2 to 3 months to make teeth resistant. After that, you...  Read Full »

I noticed black stains in my baby's teeth. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed this black stain on my daughter's teeth recently. what could be the cause? she has got her lower two teeth in 8 months and upper at 10 months. I started brushing her teeth a week ago.  Read Full »

Dr. Kandi Disha Yermal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). After watching the photograph, there seems to be extrinsic stains. These may be because of improper brushing, food stains, etc. Proper cleaning of teeth and cleaning of teeth after...  Read Full »

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