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Toothpastes can help prevent cavities, reduce tooth sensitivity, reverse and prevent gingivitis (including bleeding gums), and clean and whiten teeth, but there are benefits and risk associated with common ingredients, including tooth staining, irritation, and mucus build-up. In this article, we discuss which ingredients you may want to seek or avoid in your toothpaste. We also explain whether any toothpastes can "restore enamel" and discuss which types of toothpaste are best for veneers and crowns and whether people with such dental restorations should use mouthwash along with brushing.

Sign in as a ConsumerLab member for the details, with examples of toothpastes from Arm & Hammer, Boka, Burt's Bees, Colgate, Crest, Hello Naturally, Kinder Karex, Parodontax, Redmond, Rembrant, Remin, Risewell, Sensodyne, TheraBreath, Tom's of Maine, and X-Pur, and see our Top Picks among these as anticavity, desensitizing, antigingivitis, and whitening toothpastes.

In this article we discuss anticavity agents (such as fluoride, xylitol, and hydroxyapatite), desensitizing agents (such as potassium nitrate, calcium sodium phosphosilicate, hydroxyapatite, stannous fluoride, strontium, arginine, and fluoro calcium phosphosilicate [BioMin F]), abrasive agents (such as baking soda, charcoal, calcium carbonate, dehydrated silica gels, hydrated aluminum oxides, magnesium carbonate, phosphate salts, silicates and diatomaceous earth), whitening agents (peroxides, including hydrogen peroxide rinses), tartar-control agents, antigingivitis ingredients (such as stannous fluoride, triclosan, chlorhexidine, essential oils and salt water rinses), cleaning agents such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and edathamil, flavoring agents (such as xylitol and sugar), coloring agents such as titanium dioxide, inactive ingredients such as glycerin (glycerol), and the safety and effectiveness of "natural" toothpastes as well as tooth powders.

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