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How to choose the best whitening toothpaste?
Before making the decision to choose for a given model over another, the elements that make up this product must be checked.
By consulting a price comparison, you can see that some components are fluorinated and others are not.
Fluoride toothpaste is an effective way to prevent the occurrence of dental caries with a content of 1000 ppm or 100 mg of fluoride and more.
For children, up to 6 years, do not go beyond 500 ppm or 50 mg of fluoride.
You can also opt for an organic model that lacks this element if you don’t want to have it in your toothpaste.
Amount and smell:
You should inquire about the quantity proposed.
The container at which this substance can be offered varies in capacity.
Some are limited to a few tens of milliliters while others go further.
Either way, be aware that the ideal amount to put on the toothbrush is the size of your little fingernail.
As for the aroma that the toothpaste gives off or leaves lying around in your mouth, you can have a wide choice.
Toothpaste Active Ingredients
Fluoride: a mineral that strengthens enamel. It, therefore, wears less quickly and is less attacked promptly by microbes in the mouth. Adult toothpaste should contain between 1000 and 1500 ppm (parts per million) of fluoride (see the ingredients on the tube or the packaging). We recommend a dose of 1450ppm for adults. For children between two and six years old, a quantity of 1000 and 1450 ppm prevails, for children up to two years, the maximum dose is 1000 ppm.
Abrasives are necessary to prevent surface attacks on the teeth (leftover food, coffee, tea, etc.).Both whitening toothpaste and regular toothpaste contain it. They consist of tiny grains, whose size, hardness, and concentration differ from one toothpaste to another. Too high an abrasive rate wears out the enamel faster and makes the teeth attackable faster.
Flavors and aromas like mint or anise give the toothpaste a fresh taste. Sorbitol and saccharin provide a sweet taste.
Humectants keep the toothpaste moist in the tube, so it stays fluid.
Detergents needed to lather the toothpaste. The toothpaste is more easily spread around all the teeth. If you are prone to canker sores, check for sodium lauryl sulfate. This substance slows the healing of canker sores.
Tips for whiter teeth
Diet: this is an essential factor in the coloring of teeth. The darker the food, the more it will stain the enamel, like tea, coffee, or sodas. On the other hand, broccoli, lettuce, spinach able to create the protective film on our teeth during their tasting but also celery, carrots, cucumber, and pears, which have enough of fibers to make the effect of a natural tooth brushing. The strawberry contains a natural compound that acts on the white of the dentition.
Baking soda: Among the most popular products to modify the color of our teeth, we find baking soda. Combined with a little lemon juice, it can be used as toothpaste. But be careful not to abuse this practice. Once a week will be enough because this procedure is very abrasive.
Vegetable charcoal: we apply it directly on our toothbrush with our regular toothpaste or a damp cotton swab and then spread the mixture over the teeth. The result is almost immediate, but this technique should not be used more than twice a week.
Saltwater: it is also a solution deemed the most convincing: to make a mouthwash with coarse sea salt mixed in warm water three times a week maximum. It has the advantage of being antiseptic and antifungal thanks to its high iodine content.
Coconut oil: gargling for 20 minutes at least once a day also acts on the whiteness of the teeth and has anti-bacterial properties.