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Best toothpaste?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by blank, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Fashion Savant

    Fashion Savant Well-Known Member

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    Just chew on a piece of wood charcoal. The carbon will clean your teeth like nothing else can. The taste isn't too pleasant though.
     
  2. The Deacon

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    Ultra brite but don't let it get in yer eye, you'll be wearin' a pirate patch!
     
  3. Young Scrappy

    Young Scrappy Well-Known Member

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    Tom's of Maine with Flouride

    They are certain ingredients you don't want in toothpaste. They are abrasive. Baking soda is very abrasive. You should only use it when you haven't brushed in a while which should be never.
     
  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    i like aqua fresh. been using it for years.


    all that tartar control/baking soda/peroxide type toothpastes, irritate and strip the lining of my mouth. i cant use them.
     
  5. RJman

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    I read somewhere that the medieval Spaniards used to brush their teeth with "stale urine". Not sure how that worked, or how urine goes stale (non-midstream, I take it?).

    Violinist was posting about some $20 toothpaste he got really defensive about -- Marvis, perhaps?

    Where can one buy Lavoris?
     
  6. HomerJ

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    i like aqua fresh. been using it for years. all that tartar control/baking soda/peroxide type toothpastes, irritate and strip the lining of my mouth. i cant use them.
    Sodium Pyrophosphate. I have the same sloughing problem with tartar control toothpaste.
     
  7. rxcats

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    I am currently using Crest Whitening Expressions Vanilla Mint. Mainly I use it because I like the taste. I also use Listerine Vanilla Mint mouthwash for the same reason. The stronger medicinal mint-type mouthwashes are nasty tasting to me. I brush with a Sonicare toothbrush.
     
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    I used Toms a month or so back. Right now I'm using sensodyne. Dunno if I will switch back or not.
     
  9. RustyRyan

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    My favorite is Marvis Jasmin Mint but it's not cheap and since it's not availabe locally to me, ordering it online is a bit of a hassle. I've tried Tom's Citrus Mango and while it tastes great, it doesn't make my mouth feel "clean".
     
  10. DocHolliday

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    Where can one buy Lavoris?

    I bought mine at Big Lots. Yes, Big Lots, the closeout store. Each full-sized tube cost $1.50, and came with a free toothbrush. That's a bargain bonanza. I have four stacked under my bathroom sink.

    You can, however, get it at Rite-Aid and other such chains.
     
  11. lawyerdad

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    I always liked the taste of Pepsodent.
     
  12. Bradford

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    I'm a big fan of Crest w/ Scope. I don't know if it is "best" for you teeth in terms of ingedients, but I love the taste. Being that it tastes so good I never avoid brushing, that has to count for something.

    +1 - this is pretty good stuff.
     
  13. repressedm

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    Just chew on a piece of wood charcoal. The carbon will clean your teeth like nothing else can. The taste isn't too pleasant though.

    Flame?
     
  14. tundrafour

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    I've been using Sea Fresh toothpaste by Jason for about a year or so. I was skeptical of the taste and quality at first but it's really grown on me. I don't think I'd go back to Crest, Colgate, etc. now. I don't really like the Tom's stuff, though. My teeth never feel clean afterwards.
     
  15. esquire.

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    Colgate Total has Gantrez which allows other ingredients in the toothpaste, namely Triclosan, to remain on the teeth for the rest of the day and protect your teeth which is not necessarily true for other products.

    But, Colgate Total doesn't do the best job for stain removal. For that, you might want to turn to other Colgate products such as Colgate Luminous. Or, Ultra Brite. But, the trade-off is that these other products will not be as effective against tartar, plaque, etc.. as Colgate Total.
     
  16. LabelKing

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    Marvis is quite nice but also quite pricey in the U.S. The old-fashioned tubes are also quite nice-looking.
     
  17. lee_44106

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    I bought mine at Big Lots. Yes, Big Lots, the closeout store. Each full-sized tube cost $1.50, and came with a free toothbrush. That's a bargain bonanza. I have four stacked under my bathroom sink.

    You can, however, get it at Rite-Aid and other such chains.


    [​IMG] Doc, you are a real bargain hunter/cheap assed bastard!

    BTW, Big Lots have some real treasures for those willing to look.
     
  18. globetrotter

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    I read somewhere that the medieval Spaniards used to brush their teeth with "stale urine". Not sure how that worked, or how urine goes stale (non-midstream, I take it?).

    Violinist was posting about some $20 toothpaste he got really defensive about -- Marvis, perhaps?

    Where can one buy Lavoris?


    I remember reading that both romans and chinese used urine as toothpaste at different points, but I don't know if that is true.
     
  19. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    For an inexpensive whitening toothpaste that you can safely use regularly, try something like Dr. Collins All White Whitening Toothpaste.
     
  20. Tarmac

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    I use plain Colgate. I find that the special whitening or other additives irritate my gums slightly.

    I haven't had a cavity since childhood, even though I did not see a dentist from age 5 until 25. No fillings whatsoever.
     

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