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What is the best toothpaste for everyday use? What is the best toothpaste I can purchase for everyday use? I'd like something that is somewhat easy to find - i.E. Available at most drug stores or grocery stores....Reading the labels, they all claim to "be
Don't know: I do know that US products from Crest, Colgate, Arm & Hammer, Tom's, are made under rigorous US regulations. Elgydium is made in France, not subject to US regs. And as it has to be shipped here from overseas, those costs get added to the cost of the product. ...Read more
Any with fluoride: The american academy of pediatric dentistry recommends using a Fluoride toothpaste as soon as teeth are present. Use a smear in children less than 2 years old and a pea-sized amount in children 2-5 years old. Have them spit out the excess after brushing when they are old enough. The children's ones with Fluoride tend to have better flavors than the ones for adults. ...Read more
Baking soda, dirt too: Toothpaste without Fluoride has no active therapeutic ingredient. Without micro abrasives staining occurs. Other than taste, you can use baking soda, dirt from your back yard, a slurry of oreo cookies or brush with nothing at all. It doesn't matter what you use anyway as long as you don't harm yourself! In my office: good oral hygiene= floss =93% of home care ; toothbrush 6%; rinse 1%. ...Read more
Fluoride Based: A general fluoride toothpaste is best. Truly, forget the rest. If you need something additional, but that additional thing. Sometimes the toothpaste that masquerades as a "Jack of all trades" can also be a "Master of none." Remember the K.I.S.S. theorem; Keep It Simple Sweetheart! ...Read more
Lancet Neuro 3/2014: A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to Fluoride in drinking water, mainly from china, suggests an average iq decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised Fluoride concentrations. The majority of these 27 studies had water Fluoride levels of less than four milligrams per liter, which falls under the allowable level set by the epa. ...Read more
Toothpaste: There is not one best toothpaste despite all of the marketing that is being done. A toothpaste helps with the removal of plaque which canned one effectively without toothpaste. So this is a personal choice. The important things are that it contains fluoride and it is not too abrasive. ...Read more
Personal preference: In general, as long as a toothpaste has fluoride, the rest of the choices are up to you. There are toothpastes for sensitive teeth, those that help inhibit the formation of tartar, those that are supposed to promote whitening. Taste is important. Also, some are more abrasive than others, so the current condition to your teeth, especially along the gum line can be important. Your dentist can help. ...Read more
Toothpaste: Abrasives, dental polishers, constitute at least 50% of a typical toothpaste, Fluoride in various forms is the most popular active ingredient in toothpaste to prevent cavities, a foaming agent, which enables uniform distribution of toothpaste, 20-45% water, flavorings, some have glycerol, sorbitol, or xylitol to prevent drying, some have enamel remineralizers and some have desensitizers. ...Read more
Yes: Crest sensitive toothpaste really does work to decrease tooth sensitivity. ...Read more
A tooth can be sensitive for many reasons.
If cavities has been ruled out, then sensitivities can be due to gum recession
once gum recedes, cementum is exposed.
Sensodyne can be helpful. If the senssitivy does not go away after few weeks, you need to make an appointement and check with your dentist. ...Read more
You can look at this link for abrasion index of different toothpaste.
http://www. Levysmiles. Com/docs/abrasiveness_of_common_toothpase. Pdf. ...Read more
No SLS: Many toothpastes contain sodium lauryl sulfate, or sls. This ingredient is also found in personal care products, including soap, shampoo and mouthwash. Sls provides the “foaming action” that makes you feel like something spectacular is happening in your mouth. This ingredient has also been linked to recurrent canker sores. Try changing to toothpaste that is "sls free, ". ...Read more
Unanswerable: Please rephrase this so we can help you. Were you allergy tested against toothpaste? ...Read more
No: If you want to whiten your teeth, don't waste you money on toothpaste, make an appointment with your dentist, get your teeth and gums checked out, and talk to the dental professionals about what you want your teeth to look like. They will make sure you know all the aspects of why your teeth are discolored, and how that can be rectified. ...Read more
Some differences: While they all share some basic ingredients there are some major differences, but it's relative. Some are more abrasive so they can claim it "whitens" teeth. Some have fluoride. Some only have "natural ingredients" and some prescription toothpastes can help remineralize damaged enamel. Proper brushing is more important that which toothpaste you use. ...Read more