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What Does Dental Abrasion Mean? Dental Abrasion Treatment

Tooth enamel should last a lifetime, but that’s not always the case. Dental abrasion is one of the main causes of enamel loss. Learning about this condition and its causes can help you make healthy decisions that will preserve your tooth enamel.

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The Benefits of Baking Soda To Oral Health

Baking soda has a ton of uses. That includes using it as part of your dental hygiene routine. Here are a few things you should know about baking soda and how it impacts your oral health.

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Is baking Soda Safe for Teeth?

Why Use Organic Toothpaste?

RDA VALUES FOR BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WITHOUT DAMAGE TO GUMS AND/OR ENAMEL

Most toothpaste on the market contains abrasive particles (i.e. particles which are not water-soluble) including aluminum hydroxide, silicates and others. Such "scrubbing" compounds are added to help remove plaque and stains during brushing, and it's their quantity, particulate size and hardness which determine the degree of abrasiveness of a toothpaste.

To be able to measure a toothpaste abrasiveness, scientists use the RDA index (from radioactive dentin abrasion or relative dentin abrasion). Higher values indicating increasingly higher abrasiveness. The more abrasive power, the more likely enamel erosion will occur, which can easily open the way to tooth decay.   It's typically whitening toothpastes which top the list of abrasiveness while toothpastes formulated for sensitive teeth tend to be at the bottom.

 

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