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Is brushing teeth without toothpaste actually harmful?

My short answer is : Brushing your tooth without toothpaste will not cause a greater amount of micro-scratches than if you were to use toothpaste. To begin, tooth paste, is a product most often made ...
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Should we rinse with water after brushing our teeth?

The previous answer does not refer to clinical studies so I thought I would have a look. TLDR; the clinical studies I've seen suggest not to rinse with water after brushing. According to Doméjean, ...
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Is swallowing a tiny amount of toothpaste unhealthy? If so, isn't spitting but not rinsing wrong advice?

Flouridated toothpastes are poisonous but as with anything our good friend Paracelsus comes into play here: All things are poison, and nothing is without poison, the dosage alone makes it so a ...
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Is there by any way to 'remotely' brush teeth

The short answer is NO The long answer is: If time is of concern, ask your oral health professional whether an electric toothbrush can improve your cleaning enough so that 2 minutes of brushing are ...
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Is modern toothpaste acually bad?

No. As asked "modern toothpaste" is very good for you. "Good" defined here as: Modern toothpaste is designed to help you keep a happy smile into old age with your natural teeth. It should help to keep ...
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Fluoride poisoning by toothpaste

Per the for label for Sodium Fluoride chewable tablets. A treatment dose of Sodium Fluoride Chewable Tablets contains 0.25, 0.5 or 1.0 mg fluoride A standard OTC toothpaste, in this case Crest Pro-...
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Are there any risks about switching to a non-fluoride toothpaste?

If all the rest is the same, your risk of caries would increase by 25% Source: Cochrane Syst Review.
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What does fluoride toothpaste do to the dentin on the teeth?

This is usually seen in clinical settings: a child is left with an untreated enamel caries. Then the lesion progress and the lesion is cavitated. The dentin then start to react, ocludding the dentinal ...
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Baking soda + xylitol, as replace for casual flouride toothpaste

First of all: even brushing with nothing – except the dry brush – is better for dental hygiene than doing nothing at all. Before the invention of the tooth brush people were actively caring for their ...
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Is it bad to swallow the toothpaste after brushing?

I have never cleaned my teeth in bed or in space but both have a common problem - where to spit? Chris Hadfield made a video while on the ISS and said "swallow": https://youtu.be/M-Vqe1NGSKw?...
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Should we rinse with water after brushing our teeth?

Summary: Not rinsing after tooth brushing may somewhat increase the effectiveness of fluoridated toothpaste, but the evidence is inconsistent and the effect can vary greatly among individuals. One ...
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Can Charcoal Toothpaste/Powder Whiten a Slight Fracture-Line on a Tooth?

Being an very mild abrasive charcoal is indeed used since ancient times to clean teeth. This behaviour is seen among the natives of Africa and Digitalia even now. Examples for recent use in Africa: ...
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