at Dental Associates of Corona can offer you a clearer explanation regarding the abrasiveness of various toothpastes on the market.

Can Toothpaste be Too Strong?

When it comes to toothpaste, balance is key if you want clean teeth without damaging your smile. The grainy feeling of toothpaste is the result of particles designed to clean plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food debris from your teeth. We can sometimes fall into thinking that the more abrasive, the cleaner. Unfortunately, too much power will “clean” the enamel right off of your teeth. For this reason, scientists have come up with ways to measure abrasion levels in dental hygiene products. The system is called radioactive dentin abrasion value (RDA). Your toothpaste will be anywhere between 30 and over 200 on the RDA scale. For normal dental needs, somewhere in the middle is good.

Toothpaste Flavors

In America, we tend to stick to spearmint, peppermint, and mostly mouth cooling flavors that give you a feeling that your breath is clean and fresh. There are certainly novelty options in our country, from chocolate, to bacon, to frosted cupcake, to scotch flavored toothpaste. Tom’s of Maine has natural toothpaste with a fennel flavor. How about eggplant, cola, or bamboo salt as toothpaste tastes? In China, green tea and aloe toothpaste are available. Aloe is actually known to be a natural tooth whitener.

Visit your Corona Dentists

If you are concerned with which oral hygiene products are the best for your teeth, your dentists in Corona would be happy to answer your questions at your next dental checkup. Contact our 92879 dental office by calling (951) 273-9580. We serve patients in the 92879 area and surrounding communities.