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Old 09-23-2020, 06:39 AM   #61
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Iíve used Crest my whole life but switched to Sensodyne about a year ago for a trial and my teeth look much whiter. 😁
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:41 AM   #62
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What kind of toothpaste would you use while pursuing your hobby?
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:02 AM   #63
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Colgate Advanced Whitening from Costco.
You get 4 big toothpastes and think it works well.
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Old 09-23-2020, 09:59 PM   #64
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A couple of years ago I read that xylitol was very effective at preventing gingivitis, if memory serves.

Apparently the bacteria that causes plaque just hates xylitol. Or something like that. Havenít looked into it for awhile.

Bought the Amazon Choice toothpaste with highest level of xylitol, also has floride.

Squigle Enamel Saver Toothpaste. Itís very pleasant

Hygienist remarked my gums were doing well, which I was happy to hear, as tooth maintenance is slipping in retirement.

I wouldnít recommend xylitol as sugar replacement for consumption. Gave me stomach issues when I tried it. Fine for toothpaste if you spit it out.
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Old 09-24-2020, 09:19 AM   #65
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A couple of years ago I read that xylitol was very effective at preventing gingivitis, if memory serves.

Apparently the bacteria that causes plaque just hates xylitol. Or something like that. Havenít looked into it for awhile.

Bought the Amazon Choice toothpaste with highest level of xylitol, also has floride.

Squigle Enamel Saver Toothpaste. Itís very pleasant

Hygienist remarked my gums were doing well, which I was happy to hear, as tooth maintenance is slipping in retirement.

I wouldnít recommend xylitol as sugar replacement for consumption. Gave me stomach issues when I tried it. Fine for toothpaste if you spit it out.
The bacteria eat the xylitol then starve to death because it has no nutritional value. I've read xylitol can act as a laxative, like other synthetic sugars such as lactulose.
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The bacteria eat the xylitol then starve to death because it has no nutritional value. I've read xylitol can act as a laxative, like other synthetic sugars such as lactulose.
I might need to revisit using xylitol instead of stevia as a sweetener.

Wondering if itís safer than long term use of miralax as constipation preventive ? but thatís a different thread discussion
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I might need to revisit using xylitol instead of stevia as a sweetener.

Wondering if itís safer than long term use of miralax as constipation preventive ? but thatís a different thread discussion
I chew gum with sorbitol for that reason
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:39 PM   #68
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I like gels, mainly Aim which came out in the 1970s. If another gel like Aim is on sale or at the dollar store, I'll get it instead.
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Old 09-24-2020, 06:24 PM   #69
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Sensodyne for the past 15 years or so. Ever since I had sensitivity issues and my dentist recommended it.

No issues since so I have just kept on using it.
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Old 09-27-2020, 10:18 PM   #70
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Just started using a Sonicare toothbrush, since I have never flossed, and probably should do at least one thing right, once and awhile. I also started using Colgate Optic White Advanced, to try and whiten my teeth a bit, since they have always been yellower than I would like. No problems so far (about 1 week into it). I'll probably switch to a less abrasive toothpaste after this tube is done.
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Crest basic w floride and NO plastic beads. Those plastic beads play havoc on the environment and ultimately fish life.
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Old 09-28-2020, 12:46 AM   #72
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Old 09-28-2020, 10:02 AM   #73
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Old 09-28-2020, 10:36 AM   #74
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Sensodyne from Costco.

Just like body health, my teeth health is important as I close in on 50.

I actually do floss every single day. A few brushes with cavities has made me want to avoid root canals, crowns, caps, cavities all together if possible.

When the dental assistant asks if I floss daily, I say "yes, every single day".

I know some floss after every meal, but that is going to take a whole next level sense of dedication. :-)
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Many toothpastes contain sweeteners and I found out that I can't stand them.
I switched 6 years ago to a mix of baking soda and coconut oil (just melt and combine). I can also add a flavored oil of my choice too. 1/4 cup of the soda/oil mix lasts me several months - and for just pennies.
My old school dentist back when I was a young guy was very bright. He said you could brush with straw if you wanted, brushing was the important thing.

He also said water would be the next scarce substance (this was back when we had the gas crisis.

If you have to be listening to someone while they work on your teeth, it helps if they have some interesting things to say.
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