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
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.
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 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.