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Study shows toothpaste alone doesn’t protect enamel or prevent erosion

Updated: Jul 17, 2019

While toothpaste is critical in the fight against plaque buildup, the simple act of brushing your teeth can cause some enamel erosion. However, more toothpastes are coming on the market that claim to protect tooth enamel, decrease sensitivity and prevent erosion.

A study conducted at the University of Bern in Switzerland with the participation of a researcher supported by a scholarship from the São Paulo Research Foundation investigated the effect of different desensitizing and/or anti-erosive toothpastes on initial enamel erosion and abrasion and how the interplay of their chemical and physical factors influenced erosive tooth wear.

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