Toothpaste is one of the most common household items, but not everyone is familiar with its ingredients and what they do. Each component serves a specific purpose in keeping your teeth healthy.
The most common ingredient in toothpaste is fluoride, which helps to fight cavities by making your teeth stronger and more resistant to acid attacks. In particular, stannous fluoride is used as an effective anti-bacterial agent that helps to fight plaque and gum disease. Most toothpastes also contain silica, which helps to whiten teeth and remove surface stains. For more detailed information on what ingredients are used in toothpaste, watch this video.
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