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Toothpaste is a handy and effective tool that can deeply clean your smile each time you use it. In fact, there are many ingredients in the paste that can make it possible to do so. There are also additional ingredients that help make the toothpaste the product it is. To help you know more about toothpaste in Ogden, Utah, our Healy Dental Care dental team would like to tell you all about the top four common ingredients. Those ingredients are:

Fluoride: Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that strengthens and nourishes your teeth. It penetrates the tooth enamel and gives it the ability to fight off tooth decay and enamel erosion. Because of fluoride, your smile can resist the effects of the acidic and sugary foods and beverages you consume.

Glycerol: Glycerol gives the toothpaste a consistent texture and it keeps it from drying out, making it flow smoothly out of the tube. This can be known as glycerol, glycerin, or glycerine.  When it’s not used in toothpaste, it can be used in processed foods, like yogurt and peanut butter.

Sorbitol: Sorbitol has two important roles: to hold the toothpaste together and give the paste a sweet taste. Even though this ingredient acts as a sweetener, it doesn’t promote cavities.

Calcium carbonate: Calcium carbonate is an ingredient known as an abrasive. It helps remove plaque, debris, and stains from the surfaces of your teeth. After doing so, it gives your teeth the clean, smooth feeling that you enjoy and it also increases your chances of having a whiter and brighter smile.

For more information, tips, and details about the ingredients you might find in toothpaste, please call our office at 801-394-0808 at your earliest convenience. Dr. James R. Healy and our dental team are happy to answer any questions you have and give you the information you need so you can better understand oral hygiene tools. We look forward to hearing from you!