A 19-year-old male asked:
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i want to make a healthy toothpaste with mint extract, baking soda and glycerine. is glycerine bad for teeth?i heard it coats and damages them.

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
You are funny: Try the ones already available. Lots more science behind them. Do not try to re invent how to walk, gets to be dangerous sometimes. If you have a degree/masters in chemistry tho, by all means give it a try.
Answered on Oct 12, 2016
Dr. Glenn Maron
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not a good option: We have seen a great number of patients with soft tissue irritation from these types of products the philosophy of using baking soda and glycerin is not a good option.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Hu answered
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Don't forgetfluoride: Understand the risks of decay when using non-fluoride toothpastes.
Answered on Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
38 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not a problem: Glycerine will tend to coat the teeth briefly but it won't cause damage. You should brush with a Fluoride containing toothpaste at least once a day to help prevent tooth decay.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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ADA seal is the best: The ADA reports that toothpaste should be used daily to maintain good oral hygiene, and that glycerin is added to help the toothpaste retain its moist ... Read More
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Just keeps it fresh: I believe the mint flavor tooth paste purpose is to keep the mouth feeling fresh after your brush. I don't think that there is a positive effect on th ... Read More
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No: Baking soda will cause wearing down your enamel and after a while, your tooth will look translucent and greyish, not white. The thicker the enamel, t ... Read More

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