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Toothpaste Is Good For My Teeth, Right?

September 26, 2012

Filed under: Oral Hygiene,Tooth Brushes,Toothpaste,Toothpaste — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 12:55 am

   Toothpaste Is Good For My Teeth, Right? Toothpaste  is a combination of flavor, medication (usually fluoride) and sand or grit.  It is the grit in toothpaste that causes the abrasive damage.  Recent research using a ‘brushing machine’ showed that brushing without toothpaste does not cause any wear problem.  (Dzakovich JJ: In vitro reproduction of the non-carious cervical lesion.  American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, February 2006) The […]

Toothpaste: What Good Is It?

February 8, 2012

Filed under: Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene,Toothpaste,Toothpaste — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 4:30 am

Toothpaste Includes information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Toothpaste is a paste or gel dentifrice used with a toothbrush as an accessory to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of teeth. Toothpaste is used to promote oral hygiene: it serves as an abrasive that aids in removing the dental plaque and food from the teeth, assists in suppressing halitosis, and delivers active ingredients such as fluoride or xylitol to help prevent tooth […]

How much toothpaste is enough?

September 21, 2011

Who do you believe when it comes to how much toothpaste is the right amount? Should you believe the toothpaste manufacturers who show photos with a delightfully big swirl of toothpaste? Should you believe your dentist, hygienist, or physician?  See small dab above! Personal preference?? Most toothpastes contain a foaming and abrasive agent, a surfactant that helps lift food and crud off of your teeth […]