You're wasting your money on toothpaste
Want better, stronger, whiter, cleaner, healthier teeth?
We all do -- but odds are, you're not going to get it with the toothpastes most people use these days!
Today's leading store brands are supposed to be "stronger" than ever, with higher levels of fluoride and more ingredients that claim to offer a deeper clean.
Now, new research shows what you get for filling your mouth with all of that junk.
The study looked at the single most important factor for dental health as you get older.
It's not cavities, although you certainly want to avoid them.
It's damage to enamel, the hard, protective layer of minerals that fights off the decay that leads to cavities and rot.
Keep your enamel strong, and your teeth will stay strong.
But if you're trusting your common big-brand toothpaste to do the job, you're going to be worse than disappointed.
You could end up missing teeth!
The new study confirms that more people are suffering from problems with their enamel, including erosion.
The first sign of erosion is often sensitive teeth, a problem so common that many major toothpaste brands now have blurbs on their packaging that promise to protect the enamel and stop or lessen the sensitivity.
They promise extra fluoride... "advanced" power... "deeper" cleaning... and of course... "FOR SENSITIVE TEETH!"
But tests on nine brands found that NONE delivered on the promises made on those eye-catching packages.
None of the brands tested protected the enamel or even slowed the damage to that all-important coating.
It kept right on crumbling, which means more problems with sensitivity, destruction of the tooth itself, and -- eventually -- some very painful (not to mention downright EXPENSIVE) dental work.
But that doesn't mean that you're stuck with rotting teeth.
There are two steps you can right now take to protect your enamel.
First, eliminate sugars and minimize carbs. As good as this is for your waistline, it's even better for your teeth. The bacteria that live in your mouth chew up sugars and spit out acids -- and those acids are a prime cause of enamel loss.
And second, don't trust your teeth to chemical-filled, fluoride-laced toothpastes.
Use a fluoride-free toothpaste with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide as the main ingredients. The peroxide will help kill the germs the cause the acid, while the baking soda will help clean and whiten your teeth.
Brush carefully after meals -- don't forget to floss! -- and you'll have the cleanest set of teeth around.