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My dentist is telling me to do a fluoride rinse once a day. Are there any vegan friendly rinses?
 

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Sorry, can't help here. I've never investigated it as I do the opposite (look for totally fluoride free things).
 

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Yeah I'm all about the fluoride but I do have a fluoride free toothpaste on the side. Kiss my face. I use it for whitening.
 

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I like Kiss My Face although Jason is my favorite. I raised my (cavity free) daughter to age 18 using NO fluoride.
 

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Hmm yeah I've been thinking about this. Like why are so many people off the mainstream line against fluoride, yet dentists recommend it as a daily factor in dental hygiene? Confusion.<br><br>
I wish I was cavity free. That ship sailed a long time ago...lol I have neglected my teeth over the past few years. They look nice but I have like 3 cavities and I just found out I have number 4 that needs to be filled. I've just recently started taking good care of my teeth. They recommended brushing after each meal (which I used to do in high school, during my cavity free days) and doing fluoride rinses since I have "groovier teeth" that are more cavity prone than usual. Boo. I need to get a mouth wash in general though. I used up my toms (which tastes horrible btw). I need a new one.
 

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Hmm yeah I've been thinking about this. Like why are so many people off the mainstream line against fluoride, yet dentists recommend it as a daily factor in dental hygiene? Confusion.<br><br>
I wish I was cavity free. That ship sailed a long time ago...lol I have neglected my teeth over the past few years. They look nice but I have like 3 cavities and I just found out I have number 4 that needs to be filled. I've just recently started taking good care of my teeth. They recommended brushing after each meal (which I used to do in high school, during my cavity free days) and doing fluoride rinses since I have "groovier teeth" that are more cavity prone than usual. Boo. I need to get a mouth wash in general though. I used up my toms (which tastes horrible btw). I need a new one.</div>
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IDK why people have such an issue with fluoride. Its not meant to be swallowed in large amounts, but is beneficial when regulated in the water system and topically as a mouthrinse.<br>
I'm a dental hygienist, so I can answer any questions you have.<br><br>
Act rinses are vegan except for the cinnamon and bubblegum flavor. I recommend Act rinses to all my patients with small lesions (not cavities yet) that can be reversed with these rinses 2x a day. Also I recommend them for people with recurrent decay. If you have rampant decay- (more than 3 cavities found in a regular checkup) I would get a prescription from your dentist for a stronger fluoride rinse or toothpaste.<br><a href="http://www.colgateprofessional.com/products/Colgate-PreviDent-5000-Plus-Rx-only/specifics" target="_blank">http://www.colgateprofessional.com/p...only/specifics</a><br>
here is the ingredient listing for prevident- a popular fluoride toothpaste that dentists prescribe- as far as I can tell its vegan, but I don't know if it has been tested on animals.
 

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Don't want to cause any stirring but I am against flouride use.<br>
In studies carried in Australia, there has been no benefit found what so ever in the use of flouride in the water system. There are several communities still fighting to have flouride removed from the water systems (including mine). Flouride is toxic for humans and we should not consume or use in any way.<br>
Where I live I have to use an RO water system to try and remove as much flouride as possible from my drinking and cooking water.<br>
Here is more information for the interested people: <a href="http://www.fluoridealert.org/fluoride-dangers/health/cancer/index.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.fluoridealert.org/fluorid...cer/index.aspx</a>
 

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What are you using the rinse for? If just for over all gum/teeth health check out Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Mouthwash. It's great!<br><img alt="" src="http://asset1.wellmedia.ca/images/large/products/desert-essence-tea-tree-oil-mout_1299765983_LRG.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
There's no fluoride though..
 

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Just in case anyone was curious- this is how fluoride works: (in easy to read terms- I found a site on a simple google search that outlines it perfectly):<br><a href="http://chemistry.about.com/b/2010/09/21/how-fluoride-works.htm" target="_blank">http://chemistry.about.com/b/2010/09...ride-works.htm</a><br><br>
and here is one of hundreds of actual scientific studies that prove its effectiveness:<br><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10086924" target="_blank">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10086924</a><br><br>
the only time fluoride is effective systemically (in your tap water) is when you are a child and your teeth are developing. Fluoride weaves itself into the enamel matrix and makes those teeth stronger than the enamel matrix of a person who never had fluoride in their water system (well water). It is not effective as an adult unless its topically applied like in a mouthrinse.<br><br>
Its up to any of you to decide what you feel is best at protecting your mouth from cavities. Just throwing it out there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hi!<br>
Besides toothpaste and mouthwashes, what other alternatives we have? Calcium tablets? Calcium rich foods (wich?)<br>
Thanks.
 
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