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Be Gentle For A Healthy Mouth

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You mean well, but if you are brushing with too much force your are damaging the enamel of your teeth. Choose a quality toothbrush that has bristles that do not splay out while brushing. A good toothbrush should last three months.

Always brush gently in a circular motion, never horizontally. Toothbrushes are intended to brush your teeth with their tips not the sides of the bristles. Electric toothbrushes increase the abrasiveness of the toothpaste. We do not recommend them.

How do I know if my toothpaste is abrasive?

Toothpastes have an RDA value which indicates their abrasiveness. An RDA value of 100 or less indicates a toothpaste that will not damage your enamel. Toothpastes with tarter control or whiteners have high RDA values.

People who have gum disease are prone to damage by abrasion. Their dentin may be exposed below their gum line. Dentin is much softer than enamel.

Chewtab Gentle Whitening toothpaste tablets with baking soda are an excellent choice for an extremely low abrasion toothpaste. Chew the tablet for 5-10 seconds, then brush with a slightly damp toothbrush. As you brush it will foam up. This version of Chewtabs has Nano Hydroxyapatite that remineralizes enamel. It is non-toxic so it is safe to swallow.

Your morning ritual may be adding to your enamel loss

Acidity of your coffee, energy drinks and some fruit juices can also damage your enamel. Drinking a glass of water and swishing your mouth with water afterwards will help.

We are living longer and we want your teeth to last your lifetime if you care for them properly.