A 36-year-old member asked:
what can you do to test toothpaste for abrasiveness?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
General Practice 16 years experience
Radiotracers: The numbers that are assigned can vary from one study to the next, but usually the toothpaste, brush and liquid mimicking saliva is brushed onto a radioactive material which is then traced to see how much is removed. Several universities and research facilities have done it this way.
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Specializes in Periodontics
Good Question: Most toothpastes have quite low abrasiveness. I would need to know what you are looking for. Are you concerned a toothpaste would roughen fillings, or veneers or crowns? In most situations any mainstream toothpaste would be fine. If you are looking for a more scientific method of evaluation i would have to refer you to a research institute. Best to you.
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General Practice 38 years experience
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Last updated Nov 25, 2016
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