Colgate MaxFresh Whitening Toothpaste With Mini Breath Strips Clean Mint, 2.8 oz (Pack of 3)
Product of Colgate
Pack of 3
How to choose the best toothpaste?
Complete protection toothpaste: It is the most comprehensive of toothpaste, one that provides total protection of the mouth, whether teeth or gums. It guarantees a healthy mouth daily by fighting against the 8 main problems encountered: it reduces the appearance of cavities, plaque, tartar, and bacteria while strengthening the most sensitive gums and damaged enamel, guaranteeing a whitening action and leaving behind the fresh breath.
The cleaning and protective toothpaste, with targeted action: Several kinds of toothpaste offer targeted actions against specific problems, such as anti-caries toothpaste, anti-plaque, and anti-tartar toothpaste, or even toothpaste for sensitive teeth and gums. It is usually the dentists who indicate when to go for a targeted action toothpaste rather than a complete care toothpaste. It helps put an end more quickly to the problems encountered to find a healthier mouth.
Fresh breath toothpaste: It is the toothpaste designed for people who tend to have bad breath, either when they wake up or for the rest of the day. If most kinds of toothpaste generally offer a minty taste to provide a feeling of freshness in the mouth after brushing, this goes further by guaranteeing several hours of freshness, thanks to soluble crystals which dissolve in the mouth during brushing, for example.
Whitening toothpaste: It is the toothpaste that is mainly responsible for making the teeth whiter when the shade has been tarnished by nicotine for smokers or even tea and coffee for other people. There are two types of whitening toothpaste: those that clean the enamel on the surface to remove stains, and those that play with color pigments to reduce the yellow tint. If the first have a progressive action and the second offers an immediate solution, both are effective, on the other hand, to find a brighter smile.
Toothpaste for children: The action of toothpaste for children is fundamental (cleaning and elimination of bacteria), but it is still a vital toothpaste, especially for children under 6 years old. It contains less fluoride than in a regular toothpaste for adults, and this is essential since the ingestion of too much fluoride can be dangerous for the health of the little ones. And we all know that they tend always to swallow a bit of their toothpaste!
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.