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Toothpaste

Was at the dentists this morning for the usual annual check up and was told that after brushing your teeth you should not rinse your mouth out but leave the toothpaste on your teeth.
i have never been told this by anyone else and I don't see anything about doing this on any of the boxes or tubes of toothpaste I have.
My concern is ingesting the Flouride and other chemicals in the toothpaste.
Can anyone enlighten me further about this ?
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James
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Re: Toothpaste

Did they say why?
itsme
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Re: Toothpaste

You spit the toothpaste out but don't rinse so to leave a protect film over the teeth.
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Re: Toothpaste

If you are concerned about ingesting the chemicals in toothpaste.........
Don`t use it...... find some other way of cleaning your teeth........ Grin
( Thinks....... is there a "veggie" version !?!??!Huh!Huh?! ) Cheesy
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Re: Toothpaste

@gleneagles, I've heard this same advice particularly when using 'whitening' type toothpastes.
alanf
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Re: Toothpaste

Think of the water that advice saves as well during the "drought".
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Re: Toothpaste

I was told this several years ago (10+) not to rinse just to spit out the unused toothpaste. Been doing it ever since, mind you I have sensitive teeth and suffer form acid reflux so maybe a contributing factor.
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Re: Toothpaste

I've always been told that you can easily overdose on fluoride and should always rinse your mouth out thoroughly.
This is especially true if your water supply already has fluoride added.
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Re: Toothpaste

I Have very sensitive teeth which I think is to do with getting older.
The idea of leaving the toothpaste on was so it would be more effective, however I take the point made by billnotben regarding the flouride as we have none in our present water supply (North West Water)
Interesting point about the possible contribution of acid reflux made by Hairy Biker.
Thanks for the responses.
David_W
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Re: Toothpaste

I get prescription toothpaste from my dentist, if you look here you'll notice...
Spit out after use; for best results do not drink or rinse for 30 minutes.
So it's for best results, I'd assume it's the same for normal toothpaste too.
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Re: Toothpaste

Where do mouthwashes come into the equation.
These are to be used after brushing and it says "do not rinse with water afterwards" on the bottle.
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Re: Toothpaste

My dentist often gives me a free tube of toothpaste when I visit him.  Great for taking on holiday Wink
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The protective effect of toothpaste can be increased if you brush your teeth twice a day and don't eat within 12 hours after brushing your teeth.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
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Re: Toothpaste

Quote from: artmo
My dentist often gives me a free tube of toothpaste when I visit him. 

So does mine, it's always Corsodyl Daily Toothpaste , Last visit I asked her "why does she recommend Corsodyl", she reckoned it was good prevention against gum disease AND good for cleaning teeth.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Toothpaste

my dentist always gives me a bill as a present