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Do not mix your toothpaste alone

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Do not mix your toothpaste alone

Witten
Do it yourself instead of buying tubes in a drugstore: Whoever loves toothpaste touched alone will find numerous web instructions. The dentist advises, but firmly from him.

Toothpaste should contain fluoride to effectively protect it from caries. Do-it-yourself recipes generally do not have this important ingredient.

Toothpaste should contain fluoride to effectively protect it from caries. Do-it-yourself recipes generally do not have this important ingredient.

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Do not mix your toothpaste alone

There are many directions on the Internet to mix the toothpaste themselves. Often it is about relying on natural ingredients and maintenance of fluoride.

However, old home remedies were not suitable as replacements for fluoride dental pills, explains dentist prof.
University of Witten / Herdecke. Fluoride is important for the protection against tooth decay and should therefore be contained in tooth decay.

And that is not all: the toothpaste from the store also contains so-called abrasives – these cleansing agents toothbrushes in a certain sense. Too many can hurt them.

This is exactly what can happen when you are mixing, for example, by adding moles. If this is done by industry, the production takes into account that, for example, the grain is uniformly high and the concentration remains the same. This is unlikely to be possible at home, warns Zimmer, president of the German Society for Preventive Dentistry (DGPZM).

In addition, "contemporary" toothpaste prevents bleeding gums, bacterial plaque, or stoning stones, Zimmer said. Consumers should not refrain from these effects. From its point of view, circular instructions to do it themselves are "old home recipes whose effectiveness has not been proven".