Thinking of switching toothpastes? Here's how to pick a good one
Fancy toothpastes may come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but according to LifeHacker Vitals, they probably don’t offer better dental health than the average drugstore toothpaste. If you're shopping for a new brand, there are three things to look for. First is the type of abrasive the toothpaste uses. Some common abrasives include calcium carbonate, silica, aluminum oxide, and magnesium carbonate. Charcoal can also act as an abrasive, but some dentists caution that charcoal can be too harsh.