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 and zinc: They allow the remineralization of teeth, to fight against cavities.
The different forms of potassium: Whether it is chloride, nitrate, or citrate of potassium, they participate in the desensitization of the gums and teeth.
Zinc: Zinc citrate and zinc chloride have antiseptic powers, to fight against bacteria. The same goes for triclosan.
Pyrophosphate: It is an anti-tartar agent; it prevents its appearance.
Silica and alumina: They make it possible to clean the teeth better and come in addition to the toothbrush in the elimination of dental plaque (calcium carbonate also has the same effect).
Chamomile, sage, and arnica: The natural anti-inflammatory properties of these plants help especially to fight against gum problems (swelling, bleeding, etc.)
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.