Tooth Thoughts – Toothpaste 101
Toothaches scare even adults. Also, a great set of teeth often impress other people. These are just a couple of reasons why you should take good care of your teeth. To do this, you need to visit you dentist at least once or twice a year to make sure that your teeth are always in good condition.You also need to brush your teeth regularly, twice or thrice daily. You need to know how to brush your teeth correctly, the best toothbrush for you, and the best toothpaste. This is why it is very important to know your toothpaste thoroughly. The way to achieve this is to know everything there is to know about the toothpaste’s ingredients.
These are some of the most common toothpaste ingredients:
Sodium fluoride. This compound is a popular cleaning agent. It fights cavities, it strengthens teeth, and it prevents tooth decay. It also prevents plaque and gums inflammation.
Triclosan. Triclosan is apopular antiseptic and disinfectant used not just in toothpaste but also in cosmetics, medical devices, healthcare, and different household products. It prevents gum diseases.
Titanium Dioxide. It whitens the toothpaste and makes it look better for consumers. It is also used in cosmetics, paints, food, sunscreens, and pharmaceuticals.
Sodium saccharin. When you think about the different chemical and mineral ingredients of the toothpaste, you can only imagine how bad it will taste. This is why sweeteners such as Sodium saccharin just have to be in the list of your favorite toothpaste’s ingredients.
Carrageenan. This is a toothpaste thickener. It keeps your toothpaste on your toothbrush. Without it, your toothpaste will be more like liquid which just would not do.
Propylene gycol. It keeps the moisture in the toothpaste so it is in its best condition to clean your teeth.
Calcite. This is found in chalk, limestone, and marble. It acts on your teeth and activates all the toothpaste’s properties as you brush your teeth. It is easily found in just about anything including plasters, cements, lipsticks, antacids, and face powders.
Silica Sand. Another abrasive, it also keeps the solid and liquid components of the toothpaste together. It thickens the toothpaste too.
Here are some of the popular toothbrushes in Canada, to go with the toothpaste of your choice:
GUM Proxabrush. It focuses on cleaning the areas between your teeth to prevent plaque formation. Its triangular bristles ensures cleaning of even those hard to reach areas.
Mentadent White and Clean. True to its name, this toothbrush keeps your teeth white and clean. Its bristles are made ofmicrofiber which works great in getting rid of plaque. It also reaches even hard-to-reach areas.
Oral-B 7000. This popular toothbrush brand also rules in Canada. This electric toothbrush, specifically, lets you choose among six different brushing modes. It has pressure sensor and it is recommended by dentists from different parts of the world. It promises to remove 100% of plaque and it comes with a SmartGuide so you can understand and maximize all its benefits.