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I need to know what is toothpaste really made of?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Jakavick
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ingredients!

Read the label: every toothpaste is different.
You can find more detailed information on manufacturers' www or by researching the ingredients themselves :).

In brief: Ingredients!

Read the label: every toothpaste is different.
You can find more detailed information on manufacturers' www or by researching the ingredients themselves :).
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Ingredients

Both active and inactive ingredients are listed on the package.
If you are not sure what the listed ingredients do, Google the ingredient. Look for a toothpaste with fluoride. Look for a toothpaste with the American Dental Seal.

In brief: Ingredients

Both active and inactive ingredients are listed on the package.
If you are not sure what the listed ingredients do, Google the ingredient. Look for a toothpaste with fluoride. Look for a toothpaste with the American Dental Seal.
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Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry

In brief: See below

There are many different formulas for toothpast.
Suggest you look at the label under ingredients.

In brief: See below

There are many different formulas for toothpast.
Suggest you look at the label under ingredients.
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