When it comes to toxicity and dental care, remember, of course, that our Southlake, TX team’s goal is to help you maintain your oral health and overall health, not to harm it. Then, there’s the fact that we are following the very same guidelines we set forth for you, so that your smile can remain nice and healthy. Yes, you may already realize that worrying about toxicity is probably not necessary. However, if you heard something that bothered you a bit regarding potential toxicity, we understand your feelings and uncertainty. In addition, we are always more than pleased to respond to rumors that show up, so you can feel completely confident about receiving and practicing smile care! Now, for toxicity details…
Question and Answers
Question: Is it true that metal fillings are toxic? What if I have metal fillings but I want them replaced with the composite, tooth-colored fillings that you offer? Is this possible?
Answer: It’s true that metal fillings may contain metal that could be toxic and that is considered unsafe for pregnant women and very young children. However, they are generally considered safe for all other individuals free of metal allergies and sensitivities. At our practice, we offer composite and can replace your old metal fillings.
Question: Is it true that fluoride is toxic for daily use? I want to keep using toothpaste, mouthwash, and anything else you suggest to use with fluoride in it, so I can protect my oral health but I keep hearing rumors.
Answer: Fluoridated products are completely safe for your daily use. These rumors may stem from the fact that if you eat lots of fluoride, then it can be toxic. Don’t swallow big amounts of toothpaste or mouthwash, etc., and you will be fine!
Question: Is dental floss toxic? I recently heard a report that even though dentists suggest using it every day, so I can avoid oral health problems like cavities between my teeth and gingivitis, maybe I should stop using it due to potential toxicity. What should I think?
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If you have questions about the daily products you use or anything else related to your dental care, remember that we are always present to field your questions as we offer helpful, factual answers. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.