Let's Talk About Toothpastes

@magallon (17407)
Philippines
November 4, 2016 4:00am CST
Every time you go to supermarkets you can see different brands of toothpastes. And this is one of the products that I think we can't live without. Although there are people who says that they do not use toothpaste, but in general almost all people use it everyday. Top 10 most trusted brands of toothpastes based on sales volume are as follows: Colgate, Crest. Sensodyne. Arm & Hammer. Close-Up. Aim. Pepsodent. Tom’s of Maine. Jason. and Peelu. In these 10 brands, there are only 4 that I have tried using. Those are Colgate, Close Up, Crest and Pepsodent. We have used Crest when my sister sent us that toothpaste from Maryland. I bought Pepsodent when my children were still young. They like its taste. Sometimes we use Close up but for many years we used Colgate. How about you friends? What can you share with us?
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@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
4 Nov 16
The main point of any toothpaste is to provide a light abrasive action to remove the film of bacteria and other things from the enamel without damaging the enamel too much. Since it is the acids contained in our food and made by the bacteria which live in our mouths which attack the enamel, it is also useful if any tooth cleaner we use is also mildly alkali. Teeth can quite effectively be cleaned by dry brushing or brushing with water alone but using a very fine and easily obtainable abrasive such as bentonite (a very fine clay which is very readily available) together with some ordinary baking soda (to make it alkali) is just as effective and a non-toxic way of cleaning the teeth. There are one or two other things which one can add to make a safe and effective cream which is much cheaper and much better for you than shop-bought toothpaste. Coconut oil is good for the gut (don't forget that the gut begins in your mouth) and a nice paste can be made up by mixing the above three ingredients in the right proportions. To make the mixture more palatable, you might want to add a little sweetener and some flavouring. Xylitol is a sweetener which also has an antibacterial action and a little peppermint oil will give a minty taste which helps to encourage the salivary glands and also makes the mouth feel 'fresh'. This article gives more information about what you can and what you should not include:
There are so many great reasons to make homemade toothpaste. Here are the best ingredients to use as well as the ones to avoid, by Dr. Mark Burhenne.
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
Thank you so much for sharing this article. It is so informative.
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@Dextoi (1960)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
@owlwings thank you for this!
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@AkoPinay (10956)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
I am using FAST :)
Brush away stubborn cigarette stains, even coffee and tea smudges and removes plaque, to reveal cleaner teeth that is whiter and fresher than ever. Enriched with fluoride to effectively...
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• Philippines
4 Nov 16
never knew tupperware had their own brand of toothpaste. when did you start using FAST toothpaste? how is it different from colgate or closeup?
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@AkoPinay (10956)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
@hereandthere my niece and nephews like the green one because it tastes like mentos
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
This must be a good toothpaste too.
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@trivia79 (7931)
• El Segundo, California
4 Nov 16
i use salt! hahaha
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
i have experienced using salt too. I was in my elementary grades that time. I cannot find any toothpaste so i used salt.
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@trivia79 (7931)
• El Segundo, California
11 Nov 16
@magallon actually i don't know if i have used salt but my grandmother before always telling me that i should use salt if there's no available toothpaste. i think i don't brush teeth at all after hearing those words haha
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
14 Nov 16
@trivia79 Humans in the past have no toothpaste but they have strong teeth... And I can say that salt really cleans teeth...
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• United States
4 Nov 16
In the past we used Arm & Hammer now we use Sensodyne.
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• United States
4 Nov 16
@HAPPSINGH That is great! I don't have any problems with sensitivity for my teeth but I like the toothpaste and was recommended by my dentist.
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
I haven' t seen Arm and Hammer toothpaste.
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• United States
5 Nov 16
@magallon It is still around here..
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@RitzzView (2558)
• India
5 Nov 16
I use different toothpastes...but, mostly Indian brands
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
Oh i see. But don' t you have colgate there too.
@RitzzView (2558)
• India
5 Nov 16
@magallon yes... We have
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
@RitzzView So I can say that you really patronize your own products....
@SIMPLYD (75893)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
A home it's either Close Up or Colgate . At the office i use Unique . It's cheaper .
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
14 Nov 16
I haven't used Unique but I think it is also a good toothpaste.
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
14 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD I think that's true.. They have the same ingredients.
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@thelme55 (12540)
• Germany
4 Nov 16
It depends what price a toothpaste is. I don't buy on brands name but I think I have Pepsodent here in my bathroom. I can't remember the name of my toothpaste in Germany.
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@thelme55 (12540)
• Germany
4 Nov 16
@HAPPSINGH I do. I bought my toothpaste in Aldi in Germany but I didn't buy the same brand every time I shopped for a toothpaste. We have a lot of brands there and as I am not into branded things, I didn’t notice it. I am using Pepsodent here in the Philippines where I spend my long vacation. What about you? Do you shop your own toothpaste?
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
That' s the brand that i always buy when my children are still young. They like it' s taste.
@responsiveme (14258)
• India
11 Nov 16
I like herbal toothpastes. Do you have them there?
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
14 Nov 16
Maybe it is also available here. But the ones that I only buy are colgate or close - up...
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
5 Nov 16
Since childhood our regular toothpaste is Colgate. While growing up we tried different brands too like yours, even those toothpaste that came from Middle East and China and that toothpaste being sold in DXN networking. But we always go back to our first love and until now we are Colgate babies even there are some teeth missing.
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
We are using the same brand . But there is an article saying that colgate has contents that may cause cancer.
@Lucky15 (33759)
• Philippines
4 Nov 16
just colgate and close up ;)
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
Yup. Thats the two brands most popular here.
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4 Nov 16
From nOw i tried 5 company toothpastes.but mostly i prefer Colgate
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@magallon (17407)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
It is the most bought brand of toothpaste.