Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Clean Mint Toothpaste, 4.7 Ounce – 6 per case.
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 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
Sage: Sage is antibacterial and astringent. For whiter teeth, you can easily chew or grate a sage leaf and mix it with your toothpaste!
Turmeric: simply use a toothbrush – ideally with a specially designed – a little bit of ground turmeric on your teeth and let it work for about 3 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly! The effect is rather subtle, but it helps!
Strawberries: This tip may sound somewhat contradictory at first, but the hydroxycarboxylic acid contained in the berries helps to remove stains. For an optimal result, crush a strawberry and mix with about 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. Then apply the resulting paste to the teeth and let it work for a maximum of 5 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly and brush your teeth. In order not to burden the enamel, it is advisable not to use this strawberry mixture more than once a week!
Baking powder: Baking soda works wonders for your teeth! It is best to mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with a little water or lemon juice into a paste and then apply it to the teeth. Rinse off after about a minute. After a while, you will notice a definite difference!
Banana peel: This tip is a little unusual, but relatively easy to try! Rub your teeth inside an organic banana peel for about 2 minutes. After another 10 minutes, brush your teeth with a toothbrush – initially without toothpaste – to distribute the abrasion well. At the very end, you can brush your teeth regularly. The minerals contained in the banana peel are said to get directly into the teeth in this way, which in turn should make them whiter. The procedure should be repeated at least once a day over approximately 3 weeks to achieve a good result!
Oil pulling: The so-called oil pulling is a centuries-old cleaning ritual from Ayurveda, which among other things, serves to strengthen and clean teeth and gums. It also helps whiter teeth.