Toothpaste is something we all use every day (and if not, you should!), but most of us never stop to think much about it. It turns out there are several myths about toothpaste that need to be dispelled.
First of all, the idea that only children need fluoride to develop healthy and strong teeth is bogus – fluoride helps people of all ages. There is actually fluoride in our saliva, and since production of saliva decreases as we get older, having an extra fluoride boost can help a lot.
Microbeads have been added to some toothpastes as a way to achieve a deeper clean, but the claims haven’t been evaluated (and microbeads are not environmentally friendly). It was really just a marketing ploy.
Using a whitening toothpaste alone will not whiten your teeth, but it can help when added to a whitening routine.
Don’t use toothpaste on your zits. While toothpaste does dry out the skin, other ingredients in it can actually cause skin irritation, so it’s better to find a spot treatment product that’s made for acne.
Read the full article here: 4 toothpaste myths you should stop believing now
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