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Old Sun, Jul-28-19, 02:21
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Originally Posted by Ms Arielle
Dr lin recommends baking soda. Simple. Cheap. Nonabrasive.
^ This.

Abrasiveness Index of Common Toothpastes

Not all toothpastes are created equal. Some can even cause problems. Many types of toothpaste are highly abrasive and actually strip away tooth enamel which never grows back. The teeth may become sensitive when tooth enamel is worn away. Toothpaste’s abrasiveness is measure by its Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA). The table below shows the RDA of some common toothpastes. We suggest that you use toothpastes with lower RDA ratings.

In addition to finding toothpaste that is minimally abrasive, we suggest finding one with fluoride. Fluoride helps strengthen enamel and prevent cavities. Toothpaste contains abrasives which help clean teeth. Unfortunately, these abrasives can sometimes strip away tooth enamel, making teeth sensitive to heat, cold and sweets.

A secondary problem from the abrasiveness of the paste is notching of the tooth at the gum line causing a structural compromise. Often a filling is necessary to protect the future integrity of the tooth. Again, selecting a paste with a low RDA can prevent both sensitivity and structural compromises that can cause the need for future restorative dentistry.
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