Is This Goodbye For My Toothpaste? – Glendale Heights, IL

Brushing the teeth every after a meal gets rid of the food stuck on the teeth that might cause bacteria build-up that will soon develop into a more severe oral problem. The friction of the bristles in the teeth eliminates plaques, thereby, making the teeth appear cleaner. When we think of a toothbrush, we always associate it with a tube of toothpaste, both are considered as “twin sisters” when it comes to oral health care. Brushing our teeth with a toothbrush is not possible without a toothpaste – or – is it possible?

Glenwood Dental Care provides Regular Dental Check-ups Services for patients who want to secure a healthy mouth and teeth. Services include Professional Cleaning for a deeply cleaned mouth, Fluoride Applications for complete teeth protection and other Examinations to evaluate the mouth, teeth, and gums to avoid or detect problems as early as possible.

While we used to pair our toothbrush with toothpaste, some believe that using toothpaste is not anymore a need but a habit instead. There are different reasons why using a toothbrush can do more harm than good. Overusing of toothpaste may cause thinning of the tooth enamel which may later on result to tooth erosion. It is not true that the more you brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste, the whiter it will become. In fact, too much brushing wears down the enamel of the teeth, causing the dentine to become closer to the surface of the tooth, making it appears darker instead of whiter.

Some toothpaste sold in the market have ingredients that might not be good to the person’s health. For example, the antibacterial chemical found in toothpaste, Triclosan, although approved by the FDA to help fight plaque and gingivitis, has been linked to causing endocrine disruption. Another one is propylene glycol, a type of mineral oil that is commonly present in every personal care product including toothpaste causes organ system toxicity. The risk of using toothpaste may be cumbersome. However, the fluoride content in any toothpaste is necessary to make the entire teeth resistant to decay and to promote remineralization to the teeth. Whether or not you will bid your toothpaste goodbye or continue to use it, it is your choice. You always have the last word. After all, merely brushing your teeth with toothpaste cannot ensure you a whole cleaned mouth and teeth. It is still best to visit your dentist. 

Glenwood Dental Care is always ready to take action involving your oral health. If you want to experience secure Regular Dental Checkups Services in Glendale Heights, book your appointment at 1155 N. Main St, Suite A Glendale Heights, IL 60139.


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