In this day and age, we are constantly thinking about what we put in our body’s, worrying about what preservatives and toxins we may be ingesting. It’s only natural to question something like toothpaste. However, if you opt for a product that doesn’t actually do the job of cleaning your teeth, you’ll be doing more harm than good. Read on for what you need to know about natural toothpastes.
Does It Really Matter?
Here’s the most important thing about brushing your teeth: The fact that you are actually doing it, and doing it at least twice a day, for two minutes each time, following up in the evening by flossing. Whether you’re brushing with natural or traditional toothpaste doesn’t matter so much, as long as you’re seeing your dentist for a check up every six months. That’s the simple answer, but there are some other factors to consider.
Natural toothpastes are typically fluoride free, which leaves many dentists concerned that users are lacking the tooth-strengthening benefit that fluoride provides. The ingredient is known to be effective, and not just for children. It strengthens and protects your precious tooth enamel against decay.
Ingredients to Avoid
If you do opt for a natural toothpaste, there are some trends and ingredients you’re going to want to steer clear of. Charcoal has been trending in the toothpaste market as of late, but there’s no proof, according to the American Dental Association, that it actually works. Instead, charcoal can be rough and abrasive, threatening to ruin your tooth enamel. Do-it-yourself teeth cleaning and whitening have also taken the internet by storm. You only get one set of permanent teeth, so when it comes to their care, leave it to the professionals. Experimenting with natural ingredients like lemon and baking soda may seem harmless and healthy, but can cause lasting damage to your pearly whites.
Let Us Help You Choose
Here at Dental Solutions of Avon, we have studied the products out there and we know what’s safe, healthy, and effective for you and your family. Come to us for suggestions, we’re happy to recommend what we think are the best toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouthwashes, and more!