Basic Knowledge About Toothpaste

Toothpaste belongs to one of the dental products (Dentifrices), its main role is to clean the tooth surface with the mechanical friction of the toothbrush, the function of removing or controlling dental plaque, maintaining oral health; Removal of acquired dental plaque on the tooth surface; Oral health care (such as prevention of dental caries, periodontal disease, strong dental glaze, etc.) to make the mouth smell fresh and pleasant.

Toothpaste is improved on the basis of dental powder, the early dental powder mainly used calcium carbonate as a friction agent, and soap as a surfactant. Since the 1940s, due to the rapid development of science and technology, the toothpaste industry has also been greatly improved, on the one hand, the development and application of new friction agents, moisturizers, thickeners, and surfactants, so that the quality of toothpaste products continue to upgrade; On the other hand, toothpaste has also developed from the ordinary function of cleaning teeth to the addition of drugs to prevent and treat dental diseases, the most prominent is fluoride toothpaste, which greatly reduces the incidence of dental caries. In 1945, the United States added stannous fluoride to toothpaste with calcium pyrophosphate as a friction agent and tin pyrophosphate as a stabilizer and developed the world’s first fluoridated toothpaste.

Toothpaste is an oral hygiene product, its predecessor is dental powder. As early as 2,000 years ago, people in ancient Rome used talcum powder to brush their teeth. Brushing with toothpaste can make the surface of the teeth white and bright, protect the gums, and prevent caries and bad breath. Toothpaste should have a good cleaning effect, non-toxic, fragrant, caries prevent, and easy to use.

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