Chemist George Zaidan makes homemade toothpaste using the same ingredients in commercial toothpaste. It includes abrasives, humectants, sweeteners, flavors, foaming agents, thickeners and binders, sodium fluoride, and a few other things. He uses chalk, xylitol, peppermint oil, and glycerine.
Nihilist Toothpaste - No Flavor. No Color. Nothing. Toothpaste for those that believe in nothing. Watch the commercial here
Regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, reduces plaque, gingivitis and slightly reduces tooth decay compared to regular fluoride toothpaste, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library.
The latest episode of Bytesize Science explains how a common toothpaste ingredient, sodium lauryl sulfate, is believed to make orange juice taste bitter. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
Abrasives, humectants, foaming agents, binders...what's all that stuff for?