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Is toothpaste a must?

Toothpaste is actually just an addition to a toothbrush. Teeth can be clean even, if we use just a toothbrush and water. On toothpaste packages we can read about anticariogenic and whitening actions, tartar control, fresh breath, etc. But is it true?

Basic toothpaste function is, that it helps to clean your teeth with a help of a small abrasive particles, which remove dental plaque from the surfaces of teeth. The fluoride helps to strengthen the tooth enamel and menthol can help to fight against bad breath. Those are basically all the benefits that toothpaste has. Therefore, toothpaste is not a must, but we are so accustomed to it, we basically can not imagine oral hygiene without it anymore.

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