There are various types of toothpaste available on the market: pastes that guard against tooth decay, or gels that protect teeth from acid attack, other designed specifically for sensitive teeth, but which toothpaste should you choose? Which toothpaste preserve the tooth enamel? Which ones actually clean well? Here to shed light on the subject is a new evaluation method.
A perfect set of teeth can symbolize health and youthfulness, or even influence career prospects, so it’s no wonder that everyone wants to have beautiful teeth. So one thing everyone should be concerned about when it comes to thorough oral hygiene, is how well or badly does their toothpaste clean? How effective is it and preserving that shine on their teeth or the strength of the enamel? These are the questions all manufacturers of dental hygiene products want answered.
Those answers are being delivered by the researches from Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, in Halle. Teaming up in a tight knit collaboration with the Microtribology Centre µTC in Karlsruhe, they’ve developed a way to compare and evaluate toothpastes in their lab by testing for the abrasive effect of any given toothpaste.
The abrasive effect of toothpastes is what helps your teeth stay clean. The effect for every toothpaste is designed to remove dental plaque, but too much of a good thing is never good, as too much abrasiveness can damage the tooth enamel, which does to repair by itself.
If it’s time for you next dental appointment, give Kerrisdale General and Cosmetic Dentistry a call, and we’ll be happy to advise you on how best to care for your teeth.