toothpaste is a kind of thing we use every day. The so-called "disease comes from the mouth" is such a truth! Research shows that most of the oral problems are caused by bacteria. So, did you use the right toothpaste? Five mistakes of toothpaste should not be ignored!
Error 1: improper use of fluoride toothpaste can lead to fluorosis
Nowadays, fluoride toothpaste has been widely used to prevent caries. When it comes to oral health care, the first thing to think about is fluoride toothpaste. However, experts pointed out that although fluoride toothpaste can effectively prevent and treat caries, it also has side effects. Improper use can lead to dental fluorosis. The limit between the caries prevention and toxicity of fluoride is very small. If you take too much fluoride, your teeth will have spots. This is dental fluorosis, and most of the patients are children. This is because children's swallowing control ability is not perfect, and there are more chances of swallowing fluoride toothpaste by mistake when brushing their teeth, resulting in the increase of fluoride intake. Because the toothpaste generally does not have the use instructions, applicable population and dosage, it causes adults and children to share a toothpaste, and there is the phenomenon that the toothpaste is filled with toothbrush as shown in the TV advertisement. Experts remind consumers that when using fluoride toothpaste, it is better not to exceed 1cm at a time. Children are better not to use fluoride toothpaste, or use it carefully under the guidance of their parents. At the same time, fluorine is a highly toxic substance. If the human body absorbs too much fluorine, it will cause fluorosis. According to the national regulations, the free fluorine in the fluoride toothpaste should be between 400-1200 PM. In particular, fluoride toothpaste should not be used by children before the age of 3-4, because 1 / 8-1 / 4 of the toothpaste may be swallowed by them.
Mistake 2: too much toothpaste may cause oral cancer
There are several active ingredients in toothpaste that are worrisome. The widely used chemical in toothpastes, 'sodium lauryl sulfate', is believed to cause gastrointestinal disease and liver poisoning, making the mouth more prone to ulceration and oral cancer. The abrasives in the toothpaste are also considered to damage the gums, making them more vulnerable, so do not squeeze too much when using the toothpaste.
Mistake 3: using single toothpaste in the morning and evening is harmful to oral health
Oral experts suggested that toothpaste products should be used alternately with the changes of seasons and physical conditions, and products of the same brand or effect should not be used all the time. In the advanced countries of Europe and America, more than 80% of consumers have separated the toothpastes used in the morning and evening, and they also have the habit of regularly checking their teeth. Research shows that most of the oral problems are caused by bacteria, and the saliva secreted by the human oral cavity itself has the function of sterilization; however, the amount of saliva secreted in the daytime is 3-4 times of that in the evening, which is easy to inhibit the production of bacteria; while when people are sleeping, the salivary gland secretion is insufficient, and the oral cavity is dry, which will lead to the acidification of the oral cavity, unable to inhibit the growth of bacteria, thus causing various oral problems.
Myth four: children should not use multi foam toothpaste.
Children should not use multi foam toothpaste. Toothpaste is divided into three types: multi foam, medium foam and less foam. The amount of foam depends on the amount of soap. The multi bubble toothpaste has a high soap content and is easy to stimulate the oral mucosa in the oral cavity.
Error 5: medicated toothpaste is not suitable for long-term use
At present, a large number of desensitization, anti-inflammatory toothpastes, deodorization and hemostasis medicated toothpastes came into being, and their advertising was overwhelming. Many people took medicated toothpastes as a panacea for the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, and used medicated toothpastes regardless of whether there was dental disease or not, which was inappropriate. Bacteria in the mouth can be divided into pathogenic bacteria and non pathogenic bacteria. They restrict each other and keep the 'ecological balance' in the mouth.
Long term use of medicated toothpaste with strong bactericidal power will not only make the pathogenic bacteria in the mouth resistant, but also inhibit and kill the normal flora in the mouth while inhibiting and killing the pathogenic bacteria, which will destroy the 'ecological balance' in the mouth, causing new oral diseases and new infections. In addition, some medicated toothpastes contain alkaloids and irritant substances. Long term use will not only damage the delicate mucous membrane in the mouth, but also cause gingivitis, stomatitis, glossitis, etc. due to long-term continuous stimulation, which will inflame the gums, mouth, tongue, etc.; people with allergic asthma and cough will have asthma and stomach discomfort due to the irritant peculiar smell of medicated toothpastes. Some drugs The toothpaste also contains chromatin, which will pollute the tooth surface, make the tooth lose luster and affect the tooth appearance after long-term use.
For people with oral diseases, it is better to use fluoride toothpaste and medicated toothpaste instead. For middle-aged and elderly patients with both caries and periodontal disease, it is better to choose fluoride products and Chinese herbal medicine products to use together sooner or later. For the patients who are more sensitive to cold and heat, it is better to choose the acid proof product with anti dentin allergy to use with the general fluorine containing product.