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What is toothpaste ?

 

What is toothpaste? We use it daily but what is it made of and what is the purpose of all those ingredients we put in our mouths to care for our teeth and ensure a bright smile.

 

The following is an overview of standard toothpaste ingredients, their function and what these have been replaced with in Neomum, click on the links to read more about the diferrent ingredients.

 

 

Function

Standard toothpaste ingredients

Teeth cleaning - abrasive

Mica

Diatoms – (silica)

Alumina

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate

DiCalcium Phosphate Dihydrate

Hydrated silica

Caries prevention

Fluoride - as

Sodium monofluorophosphate,

Stannous fluoride   or

Sodium fluoride


Xylitol 8%

Foaming agents                 (To spread the toothpaste around the mouth)

Sodium Lauryl sulphate (SLS)


Sodium Lauroyl Sacrosinate (Sarcosinate)

Humectants

(Moisture retainer)

Water

Glycerin

Sorbitol

Xylitol 8%

Purified Water

Glycerin

Sorbitol


Thickeners

Cellulose gum

Xanthan gum

Cellulose gum

Preservatives

Methyl paraben

Ethyl paraben

Sodium benzoate (organic acid)

Xylitol 8%

Colours and flavorants

Mint

Menthol

Peppermint

Artifical dyes

Titanium dioxide

Aroma

Sweeteners

Saccharine

Aspartame

Xylitol 8%

Stevia Rebaudiana

Antimicriobials

Triclosan

Fluoride

Xylitol 8%

Sarcosinate

Remineralization

Fluoride

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate

DiCalcium phosphate dihydrate

Calcium lactate

Stabilizers

Glycerol,                      Propylene glycol              Sorbitol

Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate

Sorbitol

 

Enamal protection

Fluoride

Xylitol 8%

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