Pros: Intersting flavor choices. Approved by the ADA.
I try different toothpaste depending on the price and whether or not it tastes good and whether or not it works for me. I have been using Crest Nature's Expressions Mint & Green Tea lately.
It has a very refreshing taste, it claims to whiten, it has flouride and claims to prevent cavities. Granted all these are things most toothpaste offers but at only $4.99 this seemed like a good price and the green tea aspect caught my attention. Sodium flouride is the active ingredient in this Crest with Green Tea. It has both natural and artificial ingredients.
The flavor of Crest Nature's Expressions Flouride Toothpaste Mint + Green Tea Extract is refreshing and minty but not too minty. It has the wee bit of a mint sting if it gets directly on your tongue. I actually do get a hint of green tea when I brush and everyone is touting green tea nowadays. I doubt the tea is doing anything since the paste is being applied topically but it's a nice idea. This is a gel with a slightly green tinge. It leaves my mouth feeling nice and fresh and I like the gel as opposed to paste. It just feels better in my mouth.
Crest Nature's Expressions Flouride Toothpaste also comes in Cinnamon, Citrus Clean Mint, Pure Peppermint and more. So if the Green Tea Extract doesn't appeal to you there are numerous other choices.
Crest makes toothbrushes, rinses dental floss, white strips and mouth wash. Crest offers Kids Sesame Street Toothpaste, Spider Man Liquid Gel Super Action Min Gel, Whitening Gel toothpaste, Tartar protection gel in clean mint, White plus scope, cavity protection regular and cool mint and Crest baking Soda Peroxide Whitening Protection Striped Fresh Mint toothpaste. They offer Pro Health Cinnamon, Sensitivity Whitening Toothpaste, Vivid white night in several flavors, Tartar Protection in several flavors, several Gel Whitening Expressions in assorted flavors and a unique Wild Expressions Liquid Gel Burstin' Bubblegum flavor, genius. If you can't find a flavor and style for your teeth in all these well it's back to baking soda and salt for you.
Toothpaste is exactly that a paste, or a gel, that cleans teeth and keeps your gums healthy as well as giving you nice smelling breath and sometimes even whitening your teeth in the process. It helps prevent cavities. When you use the toooth aste it's actually the tooth brush that does most of the work. The brushing removes plaque. There are usually abrasives in the toothpaste that help it remove plaque faster.
Toothpaste dates back to the 4th century a.d. They used powders, the Greeks used crushed shell and the Indians used Neem tree twigs. You can make home made tooth paste using salt and baking powder (3 parts baking powder to 1 part salt). You can make your own and you can even add food coloring and oils for flavoring.
It was in 1982 that toothpaste was put into a collapsible tube made by a Dr. Sheffield in Connecticut. In 1914 Flouride was added to toothpastes.
Crest was recognized by the American Dental Association in 1960. It's a Proctor & Gamble product. White teeth in of themselves have become a big industry. Poor dental care can lead to serious medical conditions like stroke or Diabetes. Americans develop 700 million cavities a year.
Warnings: Do not swallow. Supervise children . For children a pea size amount of toothpaste is enough.
Suggestions: Brush after each meal or at least 2 to 3 times daily. Floss as well.
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