Toothpaste is not an artifact of "promoting long teeth" and "filling cavities"


Release time:

2022-07-11

Recently, some of the so-called toothpaste products on the market claim to have the effects of "promoting children's teeth", "repairing cavities", "closing teeth", "stabilizing teeth loosening", and even "regenerating teeth. It should be pointed out that toothpaste is not a medicine, does not treat diseases, and does not have the efficacy claimed above.

Recently, some of the so-called toothpaste products on the market claim to have the effects of "promoting children's teeth", "repairing cavities", "closing teeth", "stabilizing teeth loosening", and even "regenerating teeth. It should be pointed out that toothpaste is not a medicine, does not treat diseases, and does not have the efficacy claimed above. Here to remind consumers to pay attention to the following points:

 

01 The main effect of toothpaste

 

Toothpaste usually refers to a semi-solid preparation that acts on the surface of human teeth in the way of brushing teeth and plays an auxiliary cleaning role. Frictive agent is the main raw material of toothpaste. When brushing teeth, the friction agent in the toothpaste is rubbed on the tooth surface by the bristles of the toothbrush to clean and remove the stains. With the innovation of toothpaste technology, adding corresponding effective ingredients to ordinary toothpaste can make toothpaste have corresponding effects, such as adding fluoride can play a certain anti-caries effect. But it should be noted that any toothpaste can not treat oral diseases.

 

02 toothpaste cannot "promote long teeth"

 

A person has only two sets of teeth in his life-the deciduous teeth and the permanent teeth. Generally, deciduous teeth erupt from about 6 months old, and all deciduous teeth erupt from 2.5 to 3 years old. By the age of 6, the physiological loss of deciduous teeth began to occur one after another, and permanent teeth were replaced and erupted. By the age of 12, all deciduous teeth were replaced by permanent teeth and became permanent dentition. Regardless of the cause of permanent tooth loss or damage, can not be regenerated. There is no scientific evidence that brushing teeth with toothpaste can affect the eruption of deciduous teeth, and it is impossible to regenerate permanent teeth after falling off.

 

03 toothpaste can not "filling cavity"

 

Dental caries, also known as dental caries, is one of the most common diseases in the oral cavity. In the early stage of dental caries, the enamel surface begins to demineralize, and the development process of dental caries is irreversible. In other words, the tooth caries (cavity) is not renewable. Using fluoride toothpaste to brush teeth can enhance the ability of teeth to resist caries, but can not reverse the development of dental caries. Moreover, long-term gum disease leads to the destruction of gum tissue, which in turn leads to loose teeth, requiring professional oral examination, diagnosis and treatment. The so-called through the use of toothpaste to "repair cavities", "closed teeth", "stable teeth loose", there is no scientific basis.

 

Finally, remind consumers: dental caries and other oral diseases should be given priority to prevention, it is recommended to maintain good oral hygiene habits and eating habits, regular oral examination, rational choice of toothpaste products, do not believe that toothpaste can treat oral diseases false claims.

 

Source: (State Food and Drug Administration website)