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Old 11-26-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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How do you choose toothpaste? It seems to me that just about every store has a brand that sells for less than a buck for a large tube. Why would anybody pay more?

My dentist told me I should make sure it said "Tartar Control" on the package, but otherwise, they're all the same. Dentist also said to always use 'Soft" bristle toothbrush, never 'hard'.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I use Crest Pro-Health and there is a definite difference between how my teeth feel on it vs my old toothpaste.
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Shampoo, Toothpaste, and Soap Destroying Your Health

I'm not trying to sell (and don't even use) younglinving essential oils (although they are very good ... just weird folks that run the company) but i provided a link to this page 'cause it has info on why it's best to find your toothpaste at a good health food store (and read the ingredients).

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Old 11-27-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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Yeah, mainstream toothpaste scares the crud out of me. Besides, they taste so strong it's disgusting.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Toms from Maine toothpaste is all natural and better for your mouth health. All other brands like Crest, Aquafresh, Rembrandt, etc... give me terrible canchor sores about once a month. I've used Toms now for maybe three years and I think I get maybe one sore a year now.
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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For myself i use the natural flouride free toothpaste called ''Sea Fresh'' by Jason asi purchase it from Vitacost at 4.99 a tube if i remember correctly.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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I just use Aquafresh Extreme Clean, I don't know why, but I just like it. the only one I really hate is crest. For some reason my teeth never feel clean ufter using it.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Be careful of the suspiciously cheap brand name toothpastes in the discount stores. Some of them are cheap knock-off Chinese imitations. So are many of the dollar store house brands.

Personally, I use a 50/50 mixture of table salt and baking soda. If I'd have discovered that years ago, I'd still have all my teeth. It's all my grandma used her whole life and, when she died at 84, she still had every one of her adult teeth.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:57 AM
 
Location: California
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I don't like "tubes", I like the ones in the plastic containers because they stay neat and tidy. I use Crest + Scope liquid gel. It's just habit and I like the taste and I don't buy enough toothpaste to worry about saving a buck or two.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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Be careful of the suspiciously cheap brand name toothpastes in the discount stores. Some of them are cheap knock-off Chinese imitations. So are many of the dollar store house brands.

Personally, I use a 50/50 mixture of table salt and baking soda. If I'd have discovered that years ago, I'd still have all my teeth. It's all my grandma used her whole life and, when she died at 84, she still had every one of her adult teeth.
My grandmother kept a shaker bottle of baking soda in her medicine cabinet for brushing teeth...it was an odd sort of treat for me when I would spend weekends and vacations at their house.

I still use baking soda (without the salt) about once or twice a month for a good polishing...but I really need to find a good toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Regular toothpaste, regardless of brand, makes me want to scream.
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