Hi, for the last few weeks, I've been using an alcohol free fluoride mouth rinse. I don't have cavities, root or gum problems. My teeth and gums weren't sensitive, and I haven't changed any medications. I missed a couple of days and my teeth and mouth felt better. I'm doing what the directions say-combined with directions from my doctor. I was eating icy sherbet and drinking hot drinks and soups. My dentist won't be back until 2 weeks from now. I tried to call Crest- mouth wash, but I was on hold for about an hour, then was disconnected. I use a very soft tooth brush. Does anybody have any ideas?
Does anybody know why fluoride mouth wash hurts my teeth?
- 28 Dec 2012 by meyati
- 29 December 2012
- pain, fluoride, alcohol, support, mouth, medication, sensitive teeth
Added 28 Dec 2012:
I just found out that fluoride is used to control hyperthyroid. They think it's a factor in what they call a hypothyroid epidemic. I saw this in about dot com thyroid. Maybe this is one of the reasons that people get so tired from radiation-if they use fluoride as prescribed-their thyroid slows down. Fluoride also makes for brittle bones and tooth decay.
Gums recede as we age. This exposes the dentin. I also have this problem.
I use sensadyne which does help. The dentist also gave me a prescription toothpaste which helps. I found that using birch sugar at 1/4 teaspoon that melts in the mouth. Then brush as before you swallow.
It is pretty painful to have this area cleaned and your dentist will have a protocol depending upon the call. If gingivitis, it can be remedied.
Meyati! Got cha! I thought you were talking about the MedPage! Just reread all the answers. Anyway, I agree about the gums receding & the nerves hurting. I have been going through that after all the antibiotics I have been taking the past 6 months. Had to cancel my 6 month cleaning because I can't even stand to touch my teeth with my fingernail. Well, not all of them, but most are sore from the antibiotics.. They take all the good bacteria out of your system too. It's kind of expensive, but drugstores carry a probiotic that my gastro has me on called Florastor. It gets the yeast back in you. It has helped tremedously. Quit the mouthwash! My dentist told me that you are doing nothing with mouthwash that water won't do, plus you kill the good bacteria too. Sensodyne should be put on a clean finger & gently rubed in not brushed with. Use your favorite toothpaste, mine is Close-up, rinse with cool, not cold water, & put a dab of sensodyne (they have it at the Dollar stores for a buck, but not name brand & does the same thing)on your clean finger & rub it around the base of your tooth or teeth. You can do this anytime it's uncomfortable. Every hour if you jave to, but get that probiotic too. Let me know if this helps. You have been on antibiotics haven't you... Mary
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