Toothpaste

Toothpaste

– a special dosage form, which provides therapeutic and preventive, hygienic, cleansing effects on the oral cavity. The composition of the paste includes all kinds of antimicrobial, bacteriostatic, abrasive, stimulating and surface-active substances.

Two days later, using a special whitening paste, you can have white teeth.

The most common advertising myth. Manufacturers fulfill the promise, adding abrasive substances to the paste. Thus, with the help of abrasive particles, we mechanically remove plaque. Dentists recommend buying only those toothpastes on which the abrasiveness index RDA is indicated. For people with sensitive teeth, you should use a paste with an abrasiveness index of not more than 75. If the toothpaste index is 200, then it can be applied 1-2 times a week. Before using toothpastes that contain special whitening oxidants, you should consult your doctor. It should be remembered that abrasive pastes along with plaque can damage tooth enamel, which can later lead to staining and darkening of deeper layers of tooth tissues.

Some toothpastes contain a unique component – triclin, which helps to restore the teeth to natural whiteness.

Triclin (pentasodium triphosphate or simply trisodium phosphate) is a substance used for cleaning tiles, baths, washing floors. It is part of many detergent powders to soften water. When brushing teeth, triclin can only reduce the acidity of the saliva, thereby reducing the destruction of the enamel. The mechanism of its action, as a chemical bleach, science is not yet known.

The best toothpaste is one that is sugar-free.

According to the European Directive, any toothpaste should not contain sucrose and other easily fermentable carbohydrates.

Gel pastes are better than toothpaste.

No, it’s not. In fact, gel pastes differ from ordinary ones only in that they are transparent. Just ordinary toothpaste contains calcium carbonate (chalk) and titanium dioxide, which give the paste a white color.

To prevent caries, all harmful microorganisms in the oral cavity must be destroyed.

Triclosan or chlorhexidine (the most active anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents) contained in antibacterial pastes, kill not only “bad” microbes, but also disrupt the natural microflora of the oral cavity. Triclosan was originally used as a cleanser in surgery. It has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. Well prevents dental plaque and inflammation of the gums. However, scientific studies have found that triclosan triggers gene mutations in bacteria that eventually learn to resist it. Bacteria, in turn, produce a protein that transmits protective properties to other bacteria. This can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics and other vital medicines. Therefore, it is impossible to brush your teeth with such pastes for more than 2-4 weeks.

Tooth pastes with honey additives are very useful for teeth.

This is just an advertising trick. Honey in the subconscious of people is perceived (a comma is not needed) as something useful. However, it should be remembered that this product is a favorable environment for the reproduction of bacteria. In fact, toothpaste with “honey” is added with various flavors and flavor enhancers that create the effect of the presence of honey.

Tooth powder is more effective than paste.

No, it’s not. First, the use of a tube with paste is more hygienic. In a leaky box, tooth powder is susceptible to bacteria. Secondly, tooth powders are abrasive and often they are used by people with sensitive teeth and gums, and also children are not desirable.

Toothpaste should be chosen at a price.

The more expensive, the more effective the paste. Not certainly in that way. Indeed, the more complex the pasta in composition, the more expensive. But the price also pays the cost of labor, the price of packaging, the name of the issuing company.Domestic producers, as a rule, offer a cheaper paste, not inferior in quality and composition of raw materials to expensive foreign analogues.

Any toothpaste fits the baby.

No, it’s not. There are special medicinal pastes for adults (from periodontal disease, bleaching, with increased fluorine content) – they are not only not useful, but also dangerous for a child’s teeth. Dairy and recently erupted teeth, the enamel of which has not yet “strengthened”, should be cleaned with a special baby paste. You can also swallow such pastas. Children are advised to use first helium, slightly abrasive, and then usual baby toothpaste.

Children need to brush their teeth with fluoride-containing pastes to strengthen the enamel.

The myth of the superfluidity of fluoride for the formation of tooth enamel appeared in the middle of the twentieth century. Studies of the effect of this substance on tooth enamel were financed in the 1940s by American aluminum producers in order to solve the problem of utilization of toxic waste products. Then they convinced the US government of the effectiveness of adding fluoride to water and toothpastes. Studies on the prevention of caries with fluoride, conducted later, have not confirmed the myth. Fluoride, of course, is necessary for tooth enamel, but it is dosed, and its excess affects negatively the condition of the teeth. Check the flow of fluoride with toothpaste is impossible, because, for example, children often swallow it while brushing their teeth. Fluoride can temporarily replace calcium and fill the defects of tooth enamel. With prolonged use of chemically active synthetic fluoride compounds, there is a danger of expulsion of calcium from the healthy parts of the tooth. This will cause a decrease in strength of teeth, as fluoride, has a lower mineral density. Because of this, a disease such as fluorosis (increased tooth fragility) can form. According to experts, fluoridation causes more deaths from cancer than other chemicals, fluoride not only does not strengthen teeth, but it hardens arteries and the brain.

When brushing your teeth, there should be a lot of toothpaste on the brush.

No, it’s not. The paste helps to refresh the oral cavity, cleanse the remains of food due to all possible additives. If you take a lot of pasta, it will foam too much, excess foam will only interfere with cleaning. In addition, the excessive amount of active substances contained in the paste can be harmful. Necessary and sufficient volume of toothpaste for cleaning teeth – with a pea, and for children – half as much.

Toothpaste needs to be changed.

Yes it is. In order not to be addictive, it is advisable to use two or more kinds of toothpaste. In addition, it will solve various problems of the teeth – in fact, there is no universal paste for all diseases. It is desirable to use a different paste in the daytime and evening time.

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