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 »

Food and Drug Administration regulations allow 1,000 to 1,100 parts per million of fluoride in over-the-counter adult toothpaste, with the 100 ppm variation dependent on the source of the fluoride. This translates to app... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

Tin(II) fluoride, also known as stannous fluoride or tin difluoride, is the tin(II) salt of hydrofluoric acid. Its chemical formula is SnF2 and its molar weight is 156.69 grams per mole. It is a colorless solid substance... More » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures

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 » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

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 » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

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