The difference between stannous fluoride and sodium fluoride is that only the first kills bacteria while both have been shown to rebuild enamel. Stannous fluoride also has the disadvantage of staining the teeth when it i... More »

Fluoride prevents tooth decay and strengthens teeth. Tooth decay, or dental caries, is an infection caused by the acid formed when bacteria in the mouth combines with sugars. It causes demineralization and severe damage ... More »

Some properties of sodium fluoride include its molar mass of 41.98 grams per mole, density of 2.55 grams per cubic centimeter, melting point of 1,819 degrees Fahrenheit and boiling point of 3,099 degrees Fahrenheit. Phys... More »

To restore enamel after tooth erosion, cut down on acidic and sugary foods, chew xylitol gum and brush regularly with fluoride toothpaste. Speak to a dentist about treatments to restore tooth enamel. More »

Toothpastes employ the use of mildly abrasive ingredients that are able to scrub away food and plaque while not inflicting damage upon the enamel, fluoride to shield the enamel from future harm, and antibacterial substan... More »

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KF is the chemical formula for potassium fluoride, according to WebElements. The chemical compound generates the fluoride ion, which is used primarily in manufacturing applications and in chemistry, namely in the chemica... More »

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Most public water systems in the United States are treated with fluoride, according to HealthResearchFunding.org. Fluoride is valuable in oral care and prevention of tooth decay, but it does pose some health risks to peo... More »