Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste Smooth Peppermint – 4.6 oz

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Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste Smooth Peppermint – 4.6 ozĀ 

  • Helps prevent gingivitis.





How to choose the best whitening toothpaste?

  • Does toothpaste include Short-term whitening or long-lasting polishing against stains?

Whitening toothpaste contains active oxygen, carbon, and zinc peroxide in makeup. They have an immediate effect by lightly coloring the gums, tongue, or enamel with a red or blue tint, which gives the impression that you have whiter teeth. But only overnight. For a real whitening effect that lasts over the long term, use polishing agents such as silica, perlite, or sodium bicarbonate instead. These are effective after 15 days of daily use. By lightly abrading the enamel, they reduce and remove stains from coffee or tobacco.

  • Does toothpaste include Antiseptic agents that limit the formation of tartar?

Triclosan and chlorhexidine are two anti-bacterial that inhibit the formation of tartar and plaque. With their anti-inflammatory properties, they protect the gums and limit odors. However, due to its impact on hormone regulation, whitening toothpaste containing triclosan will not be recommended for pregnant women and children.

  • Does toothpaste include remineralizing agents to prevent cavities?

Fluoride is sometimes criticized because of the risks caused by its overdose (white or brown spots on the teeth, bone weakness). However, at low doses, potassium and sodium fluorides are very effective in preventing the formation of cavities since they remineralize and protect the enamel from acid attacks.

  • It is advisable to avoid aggressive detergents but to favor fluorides.

Most whitening toothpaste contains abrasive polishing agents, which can weaken tooth enamel. It is therefore advisable for people with hypersensitivity to use products enriched with stannous fluoride and potassium nitrate. These allow a significant reduction in tooth sensitivity. As for people prone to periodontitis and gingivitis, sodium lauryl sulfate is not recommended. Frequently used as an anti-bacterial detergent to remove plaque, it is also known to irritate the gums and promote canker sores.

Toothpaste Active Ingredients

  • Cleaning body and abrasive particles: Abrasives are fine particles, the pads, and bacteria during brushing purely mechanically rubbed off from the teeth. They should protect the enamel as much as possible.
  • Wash-active substances and foaming agents: loosen up the plaque and ensure that they can be brushed off better. They are also responsible for the typical “foam.” The detached particles are bound in it so that we can then spit them out.
  • Fluorides: such as amine fluoride or zinc fluoride help harden the tooth enamel. In this way, they protect our teeth from acid attacks – for example, through the metabolites of caries bacteria that convert sugar to acids. For this reason, fluorides have a preventive effect on caries.
  • Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances: substances inhibit bacterial growth and thus prevent gingivitis and tooth decay.
  • Desensitizing substances: These substances are often found in toothpaste for sensitive teeth. They are said to alleviate the symptoms by sealing the dentin surface or preventing the transmission of stimuli.
  • Preservatives: make toothpaste durable and protect against loss of quality.
  • Humectant: prevent the toothpaste from drying out, even if it is left open. As a rule, it does not influence our health.
  • Binding and thickening agents: These substances are responsible for the pasty or gel-like consistency and prevent water from settling inside the tube.

Tips for whiter teeth

  • Baking soda

    • It is one of the most effective natural solutions for teeth whitening, and commercial toothpaste often contains it. Thanks to its fine particles, baking soda helps with very precise brushing like a scrub that would rid the teeth of stains that tarnish them. The bicarbonate can be used every day when brushing by depositing a little of this powder on the toothbrush but without toothpaste so as not to cause too abrasive action on the teeth and then rinse regularly.
  • The lemon

    • It is ideal for restoring whiteness to yellowed and stained teeth, and thanks to its acidity, it is also perfect for reducing tartar and keeping your breath fresh. Its high content of vitamin C also helps strengthen and sanitize the gums. Simply wash your teeth with a little freshly squeezed lemon, brush it gently on the teeth before rinsing them with clean water BUT be careful, do it only 2 times a week because the lemon is very acidic it could attack tooth enamel if used more often.
  • Vegetable charcoal

    • Vegetable charcoal is used to whiten teeth in a completely natural way. It is enough to use it in powder (in pharmacy) alone, without toothpaste, and to brush your teeth and then rinse with clear water. This operation can be done twice a week so as not to damage the tooth enamel, and it is a real plus for teeth whitening!
  • Tea-tree essential oil

    • It is also called Melaleuca oil, and it cleanses the mouth, teeth and contains active whiteners. Indeed, its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties make this essential oil an excellent oral antiseptic, and by reducing dental plaque, it would contribute to whiter teeth.