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 why do brits have yellower teeth?
is it becasue of the water??
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there are two types of water-hard n soft ...lernt in chem
ps not all but most spanish/ americans / italians have much whiter/brighter ...


 I'm having 6 baby teeth pulled out today! How do I deal with the pain?
what do I eat? What medicine do I take?...


 ( POINTS)After i get my braces on, how long will it take before i notice a difference?
I am getting braces in 3 days! i am REALLY excited. I go back to school sept. 2 . Will my teeth be any straighter by then? My teeth are pretty Crooked.

Thnaks!
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 Im getting braces...read details! PLEASE?
ok..im 13 and getting braces...i have brown hair and a tan skin color..i have bands in the back right now...im getting my braces next wednesday....what color should i get????...


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 Advice for my braces?? ppl with braces Only!?
Wats up peepz!

some of yall might remember me because i posted a question like last week asking which ortho i should go to.

Well anyway I picked a choice which was neither of ...


 Do you guys brush your teeth in the shower????? :O?
i slept over at a friends and they did that! and washed their face in the shower too :p
I would never do that.. i brush my teeth in the washroom,typically around the sink
HBU?...


 Braces? What should i do?
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 stinky breath! is this bad?
i brush 2 times a day and still have stinky breath? is this healthy? and how can i help my breath with out using mints or gum?? help me!! oh and my "breath" tastes bad! what is wrong?...



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Apf
Sodium Fluor 1.1% Dntl-Topical


Sodium fluoride makes teeth more resistant to decay and bacteria that cause cavities. Apf is used to prevent cavities. This fluoride supplement is used when the drinking water contains low fluoride levels (less than 0.7 parts per million).

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Prevident, Phos-Flur, Karigel, Karigel/n, Neutragard Advanced, Ethedent, Sf, Dentagel
 
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apf
Prevident, Phos-Flur, Karigel, Karigel/n, Neutragard Advanced, Ethedent, Sf, Dentagel

Uses
Sodium fluoride makes teeth more resistant to decay and bacteria that cause cavities. Apf is used to prevent cavities. This fluoride supplement is used when the drinking water contains low fluoride levels (less than 0.7 parts per million).


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • As with all medications, keep out of the reach of children.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, excess saliva, stomach pain, diarrhea, irritability, seizures, and loss of consciousness.

How To Use
  • This is best used once daily just before bedtime after routine brushing and flossing or as directed by your doctor.
  • Apply a thin ribbon of medicine to a toothbrush and brush thoroughly for 2 minutes or as directed.
  • Adults: after use, spit out excess.
  • For best results, do not eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes.
  • Age 6 to 16: after use, spit out excess and rinse mouth thoroughly.

Side Effects
  • Inform your doctor if you experience mouth or gum irritation while using Apf.
  • If your teeth become stained or change color, notify your dentist.
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache or muscle twitches may occur if Apf is accidentally swallowed.
  • If these symptoms occur, contact your doctor.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: any allergies, kidney problems, joint pain.
  • If you live in an area where the drinking water is fluoridated, inform your doctor.
  • Before using Apf, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • It is not known if Apf is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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