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Is your quest for brighter, whiter, and cleaner teeth sending you down a path to irreversible tooth damage?
Just like that abrasive guy behind you in the checkout line, an abrasive toothpaste can rub you the wrong way too—literally. Many toothpastes contain harsh ingredients to lift and remove stuck-on plaque and tarter. However, over time, people brushing with these toothpastes may start to notice that they’re scrubbing away more than just unwanted bacteria.
Non-abrasive toothpaste uses natural ingredients
Non abrasive toothpaste uses less harsh and more natural ingredients than traditional commercial toothpastes to gently, yet effectively clean your teeth of plaque, tartar, food particles, bacteria, and other things that can lead to stains, cavities, or gum disease. Non-abrasive toothpastes use natural plaque- and bacteria-fighters like coconut or tea tree oil to help clear away existing build-up and to discourage any future growth.
People with normal to sensitive teeth are more vulnerable to the effects of abrasive ingredients in toothpaste. Switching to a gentler cleaning product will help you achieve your oral hygiene goals without putting you at risk for weakened teeth and gums.
Harmful effects of abrasive toothpaste
Consistent use of abrasive toothpaste, hard-bristled brushes, and aggressive cleaning can all play a role in prematurely wearing down your teeth and stripping away the natural protective layer of enamel. It may also cause irritated gums, bleeding or discomfort, and receding gum lines that can expose sensitive teeth roots.
Enamel and gums are both vital parts of a healthy mouth, and neither will grow back once they’re gone. Those aren’t the only effects that an overly-aggressive oral routine can have. Too much scraping could also lead to:
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Pain when eating hold or cold food
- Discomfort while brushing
- Teeth that are tinted yellow or grey
- Indentations on teeth where they meet the gum
Switching to nonabrasive toothpaste, ditching the stiff brush, and being more conscious of how hard you’re scrubbing can prevent you from any further damage.
Choosing a non-abrasive toothpaste
Terra & Co’s Brilliant Black Natural Charcoal Toothpaste is a natural, non-toxic, and non-abrasive toothpaste that allows you to brighten and whiten your teeth -- and freshen your mouth -- without being worried about doing harm to your teeth. If you’ve noticed the damaging effects of harsh cleaners or just want to switch to a more natural, eco-friendly option, consider cruelty-free Brilliant Black Natural Charcoal Toothpaste. Our natural ingredients will remove nasty plaque, leave a fresh minty taste, and give you a naturally-whiter smile.