UPDATE: We have written a new article about the best toothpastes, including a document with detailed analysis of a ton of “alternative” toothpastes. That article can be found here: What’s The Best Toothpaste? – Part 2
What is the best toothpaste?
We’ve been using the product since we first started brushing but why is there the desire to find the “right one” or best one?
If you go to the store you’ll see that up to 2 aisle could be dedicated to just toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes. How do you pick the right one… especially if you are one to look at labels. It could take you 30 minutes to find the right one. And even if you do come home with one, it may taste bad or just doesn’t leave that “clean” feeling.
The best toothpaste is…
There are none. That’s right.
While most people think that toothpaste is the key to better oral hygiene, then you’re not listening to the hygienist or dentist during your checkups.
It is all about technique. Technique people!
Toothpastes just leave you that bubbly feeling (those ingredients that make those bubbles are indeed harmful!) and mask or conceals odors with stronger flavors like mint.
What about teeth whitening toothpastes?
This again is a gimmick. Every toothpaste has some form of abrasive to help remove stains. Because of this nature, ALL TOOTHPASTES qualify as teeth whitening toothpastes.
Other ingredients such as fillers, fluorides, sweeteners, and other unnecessary (and harmful) ingredients just add to the confusion.
My advice is…. don’t be confused. If you’re used to using toothpaste and like spending money on that “necessity,” go right ahead but buy a natural toothpaste if you do.
Instead of spending your hard earned money, why don’t you buy floss and actually start using it. It’s cheaper than toothpaste and gives you 100 times more benefits.
Stay away from these ingredients, fluoride, sodium lauryl sulphate, and any sweeteners. If you can’t tell by reading the label, then don’t buy it.
Again… you don’t need toothpaste. Use your toothbrush with water and brush away the easily removal plaque (tartar or calculus is a different story. Go get your teeth cleaned professionally).
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