Laurence Wittner is the point on the toothpaste. Learn how to brush your teeth without necessarily abusing fluorine!
Au naturel: choose what toothpaste?
It washes the teeth, sanitizes the oral environment, freshens the breath and prevents the onset of caries… without insofar as it is necessary to take advantage of fluorine. It is a truism but it gets better by saying: good oral hygiene depends first on the brushings conscientious and multi-quotidiens.
Active healthy properties to make the brush more effective toothbrush, toothpaste can be enriched properties of different raw materials:-clay: rich in minerals, it strengthens the enamel and stabilizes the pH of the mouth, thus creating an oral environment unfavorable to the proliferation of the caries – sea salt: its trace elements invigorate gums. – silica and calcium carbonate : these are abrasive, they grind enamel in sweetness – essential oils: that of anise is against officers responsible for dental plaque, that lemon is recommended to soothe bleeding gums and whiten enamel, mint and parsley ensure fresh breath, thyme and Sage have an anti-microbial action and cleanse the oral environment cloves and Chamomile have antiseptic properties…
Attention to the fluorOn repeat us since it is very small: fluorine, it’s good for the teeth. His main interest is to strengthen the enamel and dentin, thereby helping to prevent the onset of cavities. But too much can cause fluorosis, a disease which is manifested by yellow or whitish spots on the teeth it is supposed to protect. However, there are many opportunities to swallow fluoride, for example by drinking the tap water, by eating certain foods that contain or in fortified (salt,… breakfast cereals). And a Committee of experts stated in 2001: in France, there is no risk of overdose… instead! Is it really necessary to add an additional source of fluorine through toothpaste.
Dose maximum Conseilleesc’ is the law that says: no toothpaste should contain more than 0.15% of fluorine. For the rest, everything depends on the age of the owner of the teeth.-no fluoride at all before 2 years: the child is then unable to well to spit toothpaste and risk poisoning. – less than 500 ppm (parts per million) for children from 3 to 6 years – from 1000 to 1500 ppm beyond 7 years: it is the maximum for the cosmetic – more than 500 ppm only for adults : toothpaste becomes drug and is prescribed under very specific conditions.
Fluorine content must be indicated on the packaging of the product: check that your toothpaste!
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