[Toothpastes: ingredients, brands, categories and their utilization].

Toothpaste is one of the most widely used dental products, with the largest sales. Its use is one of the most popular oral hygiene behaviors in developed countries. In the last 30 years there has been a large variety of changes in toothpaste composition. One of the main changes is utilizing the toothpaste as a delivery system for therapeutic agents to the oral cavity. A large variety of toothpastes can be found on the market, for different purposes: caries prevention, gingivitis prevention, anti calculus formation, dentine hypersensitivity prevention and for teeth whitening. Toothpastes have a wide range of ingredients: abrasives, humectants, preservatives, thickening or binding agents, detergents, flavoring agents and therapeutic agents. This review provides details on the ingredients of dentifrices, the evidence about the different brands and categories, and questions about their utilization.
AuthorsN Yavnai
JournalRefuʼat ha-peh ṿeha-shinayim (1993) (Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim (1993)) Vol. 27 Issue 2 Pg. 19-27, 61 (Apr 2010) ISSN: 0792-9935 [Print] Israel
PMID21250403 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Dentifrices
  • Hygroscopic Agents
  • Toothpastes
  • Dentifrices (therapeutic use)
  • Dentin Sensitivity (drug therapy)
  • Gingivitis (drug therapy, prevention & control)
  • Humans
  • Hygroscopic Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Tooth Diseases (prevention & control)
  • Toothpastes (analysis, classification, therapeutic use)

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