Should I use a fluoride rinse? 
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 Should I use a fluoride rinse?

I recently had porcelain veneers applied to my six upper
front teeth to hide discoloration due to fluorosis (I grew
up in West Texas where fluoride occurs naturally in the
water). The dentist recommended that I use a fluoride rinse
as part of my regular dental hygiene program. Since I have
no cavities (again because of the water) I am concerned
about the efficacy and advisability of using such a rinse.
There is a warning stating that tooth discoloration
may occur. Given my history, the last thing I want is more
tooth discoloration, even if it may just be temporary. Also,
since my teeth are already so decay resistant, what benefit
will a flouride rinse provide? Do I need a fluoride rinse
because of the veneers? If so, why?

Any help with these questions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Ron



Sun, 22 Sep 1996 23:42:56 GMT
 Should I use a fluoride rinse?
Be careful here. Many fluorides are acidic in nature, and can actually etch
the surface of a porcelain veneer. This may make it more susceptible to stains
than a polished surface.

You'd like to use a neutral pH fluoride if possible. These will not generally
be a problem.

A technicality really--it's not the fluoride that stains, it's the cooking.net">food you
eat (coffee, tea, tobacco, etc.). It's just that the acidic fluoride can make
your teeth or dental restorations easier to stain.



Wed, 25 Sep 1996 08:58:00 GMT
 Should I use a fluoride rinse?


Fri, 19 Jun 1992 00:00:00 GMT
 Should I use a fluoride rinse?
Subject: Should I use a fluoride rinse?


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F>I recently had porcelain veneers applied to my six upper
 >front teeth to hide discoloration due to fluorosis (I grew
 >up in West Texas where fluoride occurs naturally in the
 >water). The dentist recommended that I use a fluoride rinse
 >as part of my regular dental hygiene program. Since I have
 >no cavities (again because of the water) I am concerned
 >about the efficacy and advisability of using such a rinse.
 >There is a warning stating that tooth discoloration
 >may occur. Given my history, the last thing I want is more
 >tooth discoloration, even if it may just be temporary. Also,
 >since my teeth are already so decay resistant, what benefit
 >will a flouride rinse provide? Do I need a fluoride rinse
 >because of the veneers? If so, why?

F>Ron

If you have had a dental history with no cavities, I would't worry about
taking a fluoride rinse.  Just keep your teeth clean with good hygiene
and avoid too much sugar.  Should you at some point start to develop
decay then start using the fluoride rinses.  Its good to see a message
from a former West Texan.

Tom Ashdown, D.D.S.
Lubbock, TX

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Thu, 26 Sep 1996 10:37:00 GMT
 Should I use a fluoride rinse?


Fri, 19 Jun 1992 00:00:00 GMT
 Should I use a fluoride rinse?

Quote:
>DATE:   Sat, 9 Apr 1994 00:58:00 GMT

>Be careful here. Many fluorides are acidic in nature, and can actually etch
>the surface of a porcelain veneer. This may make it more susceptible to stains
>than a polished surface.

>You'd like to use a neutral pH fluoride if possible. These will not generally
>be a problem.

>A technicality really--it's not the fluoride that stains, it's the cooking.net">food you
>eat (coffee, tea, tobacco, etc.). It's just that the acidic fluoride can make
>your teeth or dental restorations easier to stain.

Good point, but perhaps we should also point out that _stannous_ fluoride
has the trait of staining the resin that is used to hold in the
porcelain veneer.  Stannous fluoride is not the most popular fluoride
rinse around these days, but it is still around.  Any discoloration
caused by this agent would only show up along the borders of the
veneer.


Tue, 01 Oct 1996 15:40:52 GMT
 
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