You know that feeling when you're getting ready for work, your hair is still wet from the shower, you reach for your toothbrush, then as your hand grazes the toothpaste tube you realize it is empty.
Now, you have the impromptu visit to the nearest store to grab a refill.
When is the last time you've stopped and looked at the variety of toothpaste out there?
Prices range from pretty cheap to holy smokes!
That brings out the question: is more expensive toothpaste actually better?
Let's take a look.
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The first toothpaste we will look at is California Breath, a brand created by Dr. Harold Katz of Hollywood.
The ultimate goal of this product, besides giving your mouth a clean feelings, is fighting halitosis (bad breath) and cavities all at the same time.
A little underwhelming The ingredients in California breath are standard to supermarket toothpastes:
Therefore, we conclude California Breath to be over-priced.
This chocolate-flavored toothpaste can be quite expensive for simply a tube of toothpaste. You can find it online currently for about $14.99 a tube.
But what makes Theodent so luxurious?
According to the Theodent's website, their toothpaste excels at “Harnessing the power of the cocoa bean, Theodent classic boasts a non-toxic and revolutionary alternative to fluoride."
We are not convinced that a fluoride-free toothpaste is the way to go.
Without fluoride, there is no “decay-preventing effect” which is what you want in a toothpaste.
So while the design may be unique and thinking about a type of cocoa bean in your toothpaste may be fun, it does not merit the excess cost.
This toothpaste is called Regenerate Enamel Science toothpaste..
The claim made here is that Regenerate is “the ‘first dental care system able to reverse the erosion process.’
The intention is that the ingredients within the toothpaste form a fresh and new supply of enamel mineral which will bind to the teeth.
But does it actually work?
Finally, it looks like there is solid reasoning behind the cost of this toothpaste.
This toothpaste was made after ten years of extensive research and scientific studies all of which provide evidence of what the product is doing.
However, the name may be a little misleading. You are not going to perfectly regrow enamel. However, it does add a new coating of minerals over the teeth which seem to be essentially indistinguishable from actual enamel.
Therefore, for this toothpaste, there is good reason for the higher price.
While brushing your teeth twice a day with exceptional toothpaste is important, it is vital to make regular trips to your dentist.
If you live near Cleveland, Ohio, consider visiting Northeast Ohio's Top-Rated Dentist, Hylan Dental.
Our treatment procedures are effective and always gentle. That means minimal pain and discomfort!
Also, our dental clinic will not overcharge like some of these toothpaste brands.