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Which of Colgate's messages about when to brush should one follow? [closed]

Tubes of Colgate® toothpaste say: Brush teeth thoroughly, preferably after each meal, or as directed by a health care practioner The page Over Brushing Teeth: Too Much Of A Good Thing | ...
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Since water is not fluoridated in some countries, is it recommended that people swallow their toothpaste? [duplicate]

In some countries, the water is not fluoridated. Since food contains very low amounts of fluoride, it may be beneficial to obtain some extra fluoride in some way. My question: is it recommended by ...
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Is it dangerous to share toothpaste? [closed]

Can a person get some dangerous disease (Hepatitis, HIV, etc) from another person by sharing a toothpaste with them?
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Rinsing vs not rinsing until 30 mins after brushing teeth (dry sensation) [duplicate]

First timer here.. I don't know this situation has been asked/shared before or not, but I couldn't find any similar question online. So I have read the recommendation that better we do not rinse ...
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Is swallowing a tiny amount of toothpaste unhealthy? If so, isn't spitting but not rinsing wrong advice?

Government of South Australia and NHS recommend: After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste. Don't rinse your mouth immediately after brushing, as it'll wash away the concentrated fluoride in the ...
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Fluoride poisoning by toothpaste

Long story short: Is there a maximum number of teeth brushing per day without having fluoride poisoning? Full story: It is certain that a high fluoride intake leads to health problems. This is ...
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Can Charcoal Toothpaste/Powder Whiten a Slight Fracture-Line on a Tooth?

Seemingly overnight, this charcoal tooth-whitening technique has become a craze. I've read many "testimonials" and reviews that claim that it indeed whitens teeth, but I have also read articles ...
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What does fluoride toothpaste do to the dentin on the teeth?

I've read articles about how fluoride toothpaste is essential to maintaining a healthy mouth, and how it is beneficial to the enamel. However, I could not find articles/papers regarding the effect of ...
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Is modern toothpaste acually bad?

All around the www, they say: "modern toothpaste contains toxic/dangerous ingredients." But have manufacturers of modern toothpaste mastered this, and have they formulas in which these dangerous ...
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Baking soda + xylitol, as replace for casual flouride toothpaste

Are mixtures of baking soda + xylitol equivalent in effectiveness as casual flouride toothpaste? If you have good brush technique, good diet, brush twice per day, is this mixture mixed with, amount ...
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Reasons for tooth-base sensitivity?

What are the possible reasons for sensitivity of tooth bases to heat, cold, or sweet? (I am not referring to gum pain, but pain in the actual teeth at the base at/below the gum line.) In my ...
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Are there any risks about switching to a non-fluoride toothpaste?

Assuming I am not on any prescribed toothpaste and only toothpaste I been using are conventional toothpaste bought over the counter with fluoride. Also, assume I have a good brushing and flossing ...
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Sweet Tooth: Healthier to brush before/after eating sweets? Fluoride protection effective if used right before?

What is the optimal time-of-day (if one is to live a little and eat a sweet treat every now and then) for consuming a sugary goodie? Before or after brushing teeth? After: I assume everyone one ...
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Safe to have fluoride in water-system for cavity prevention? Bleach/whiten teeth after or before fluoride treatments?

I grew up in California. As such, I fortunately, have very healthy teeth. I didn't get my first cavity until I was 23 and living in the UK! haha. So is having fluoride in your water-systems a healthy ...
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Is there by any way to 'remotely' brush teeth

As the title stated, is there any way we can get our teeth clean (like we brushed it) without physical contact of us with our teeth? Or is there anyway to get our teeth clean in less than 3 minutes (...
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Is Changing Toothpaste brand harmful for teeth?

There are so many variations available in the market to choose from as far as toothpaste brands and categories are concerned. Should you go for tartar control? Fluoride? or Both? And don't forget to ...
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Is it bad to swallow the toothpaste after brushing?

If you brush teeth in bed, then once finished swallow the leftover toothpaste before falling asleep, is this bad over a long period of time? I'm specifically asking about the health effects to the ...
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Are homemade toothpastes as effective as industrial toothpastes?

There are a lot of recipes in the internet of homemade toothpastes (see this link or this link as examples). Most of the recipes remark the benefits of using these toothpastes to promote ...
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What's the best toothpaste you can get in the wild? [closed]

I'm planning to live in the wild for a year but I'm concern with my teeth... I'm thinking of What's the best toothpaste you can get in the wild? Which I could use 3 times a day in a year.
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Should we rinse with water after brushing our teeth?

I've heard that rinsing with water after teeth brushing lowers or negates the benefits that fluoride provides to our teeth, but I've also heard everything in between; from there's no problem with it, ...
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Is brushing teeth without toothpaste actually harmful?

Another user mentioned that brushing teeth without toothpaste is dangerous because it's "likely to cause micro-scratches in the enamel of one's teeth". How true is the claim? To be exact, let's ...
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