An introduction to toothpaste - its purpose, history and ingredients.

@article{Lippert2013AnIT,
  title={An introduction to toothpaste - its purpose, history and ingredients.},
  author={Frank Lippert},
  journal={Monographs in oral science},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={1-14}
}
Toothpaste is a paste or gel to be used with a toothbrush to maintain and improve oral health and aesthetics. Since their introduction several thousand years ago, toothpaste formulations have evolved considerably - from suspensions of crushed egg shells or ashes to complex formulations with often more than 20 ingredients. Among these can be compounds to combat dental caries, gum disease, malodor, calculus, erosion and dentin hypersensitivity. Furthermore, toothpastes contain abrasives to clean… CONTINUE READING