Monday, October 3, 2011

Tooth Health

The toothpaste you are using may be wearing away the enamel and dentin on your teeth,especially at the gum line. The "GRIT" in toothpaste is not unlike the use of grit on sandpaper. The more grit,the more effective at removing stains and plaque. Unfortunatley this grit removes tooth structure. The abrasive index for toothpaste is call RDA Index.

Below 70 is low abrasive toothpaste
70-100 is medium abrasive toothpaste
101+ is highly abrasive toothpaste


 
Radioactive Dentin Abrasiveness Index of Toothpastes
• Anything below 70-80 RDA is considered low abrasive
 
04 Toothbrush with plain water 91 Aquafresh Sensitive
07 Plain baking soda 93 Tom’s of Maine
15 Weleda Salt Toothpaste 94 Rembrandt Plus
30 Elmex Sensitive Plus 95 Oxyfresh with Fluoride
30 Weleda Plant Tooth Gel 95 Crest Regular
35 Arm & Hammer Dental Care 97 Oxyfresh Powder
40 Weleda Children’s Tooth Gel 101 Natural White
42 Arm &Hammer Advance Whitening 103 Mentadent
44 Squiggle Enamel Saver 103 Arm & Hammer Sensation
45 Weleda Calendula Toothpaste 104 Sensodyne Extra Whitening
45 Weleda Pink Toothpaste with Ratanhia 106 Colgate Platinum
45 Oxyfresh 106 Arm & Hammer Advance White
48 Arm & Hammer Dental Care Sensitive 107 Crest Sensitivity Protection
49 Tom’s of Maine Sensitive 110 Colgate Herbal
52 Arm & Hammer Peroxicare Regular 110 Amway Glister
53 Rembrandt Original 113 Aquafresh Whitening
53 Closys 117 Arm & Hammer Advance White Gel
54 Arm & Hammer Dental Care PM Bold Mint 117 Arm & Hammer Sensation Tartar Control
57 Tom’s of Maine Childrens 120 Close Up with Baking Soda
62 Supersmile 124 Colgate Whitening
63 Rembrandt Mint 130 Crest Extra Whitening
68 Colgate Regular 133 Ultra Brite
70 Colgate Total 144 Crest Multicare Whitening
70 Arm & Hammer Advance White Sensitive 145 Ultra Brite Advanced Whitening Formula
70 Colgate 2-in-1 Fresh Mint 150 Pepsodent
78 Biotene 65 Colgate Tartar Control
79 Sensodyne 168 Arm & Hammer Dental Care PM Fresh Mint
80 AIM 176 Nature’s Gate Paste
80 Close Up 200 Colgate 2-in-1TartarControl/Whitening
82 Under the Gum
83 Colgate Sensitive Max Strength 200 FDA recommended upper limit
87 Nature’s Gate 250 ADA recommended upper limit
 
Read more: Toothpaste Abrasiveness & Low Abrasive Toothpastes
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