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How Much Toothpaste Should You Really Use? Is More Toothpaste Better? We have all seen the toothpaste commercials that make a ‘loop-de-doo’ of toothpaste on the bristles.  Is this excessive?  Absolutely!  There are three basic benefits of toothpaste: Flavor Medicaments Grit The first – Flavor – makes brushing more fun.  But too much flavor, and too much toothpaste and you […]

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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, […]

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Includes information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Toothpaste 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 […]

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What age to floss? Most dentists agree that teeth should be flossed as soon as any two of them touch and brushing with a toothbrush will not clean between them!  This translatets to beginning flossing anytime from about 8 months on!  Flossing correctly (see future Blog!) takes some talent however, and most little kids cannot floss well until about age eight.  […]

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