The best toothpaste: 4 selection criteria


The best toothpaste: 4 selection criteria

If you're here, it's because you're looking for the toothpaste that will best suit your oral needs. Are you looking for a toothpaste that will make your teeth whiter? Are you tired of having toothache? Looking for a toothpaste that won't cause you oral disease? You need to find the best toothpaste. Finding the best toothpaste is like finding the right toothbrush for you. It comes down to assessing your tooth sensitivity and brushing needs.

Here is a guide to understanding the different criteria for selecting the best toothpaste and the different brands to choose from for each selection criteria.


1- The different components of the best toothpaste


They allow the toothpaste paste to maintain a fluid consistency. They prevent it from hardening or drying out on contact with the air. They also help to maintain the water content of the toothpaste. In addition, they prevent particles from solidifying in the toothpaste paste. They are therefore the agents that actively contribute to the consistency of the best toothpaste. It is therefore particularly important that a toothpaste contains 15-25% of them.


Thickeners give toothpaste a pleasant consistency. They are usually plant extracts, alginates or cellulose gum. They give the toothpaste texture, which helps it to stay on the toothbrush. They also give the toothpaste a structure which makes it easier to remove from the tube. This makes it much easier to spread. It is important that a toothpaste contains 1 to 2% of them.


They play an antibacterial role, i.e. they prevent the appearance of bacteria in the oral cavity. They also have an anti-inflammatory role. In fact, they relieve oral pain such as caries, gingivitis or periodontitis. They also reduce the accumulation of dental plaque, which is the cause of tooth loosening. They also provide effective protection against acidity.


First of all, they are foaming agents. They have properties that allow the toothpaste to be dispersed when brushing the teeth. They also stabilise the toothpaste so that the teeth can be brushed thoroughly. They also loosen the bacterial aggregate on the surface of the teeth known as plaque. They have a thick, solid texture that promotes toothpaste stability. They also help remineralise the teeth.


Preservatives are essential for the durability of oral hygiene products. They have antibacterial properties to prevent the formation of dental plaque. They prevent the product from giving off an unpleasant odour. In addition, they also ensure that the product does not have an unpleasant smell. It will not become discoloured or cloudy. In addition, they prevent the active ingredients of the product from losing their effectiveness.

You can use the Y-Brush toothbrush, which has an applicator to apply the right amount of toothpaste. The components of its organic toothpaste are 99% natural ingredients. This means that you can maintain good oral hygiene.

2. The importance of fluoride content

To be effective, an adult fluoride toothpaste should contain between 1000 and 1500 ppm, i.e. between 100 and 150 mg per 100 grams. This is the amount used in most toothpastes on the market. If it exceeds 1500 ppm, it will be considered a medicine. However, the rule is not the same for children. Therefore, a special children's toothpaste with a totally different fluoride dosage is required.

    Here are the fluoride dosage amounts according to your child's age:

      • 0 to 6 months: no fluoride allowed in the toothpaste
      • 6 months to 1 year: 0.25 milligrams per day
      • From 3 years to 6 years: 0.50 milligrams per day
      • Over 6 years: 1 milligram per day 

      In any case, for both adults and children, it plays a role in the metabolism of bones and teeth. It prevents tooth decay by strengthening your tooth enamel. It also eliminates the production of acid by the bacteria present on the dental plaque. In addition, it combines with the structure of the enamel to limit its demineralisation. In the same way, it promotes remineralisation. 

      Y-Brush has just released a new toothpaste in a tube with a recommended fluoride content of 1450 ppm. It is also organic and made in France.


      Undesirable components


      Sodium lauryl sulfate

      This is a surfactant particularly used in washing products or oral products. It causes severe mouth ulcers in the mouth. Too much sodium lauryl sulphate in a toothpaste is even particularly dangerous. It contains 1,4-dioxane, which is carcinogenic. In addition, it causes irritation to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract after brushing the teeth. It can therefore make the skin extremely dry afterwards. It also causes problems with teeth and gums, such as mouth ulcers.


      It is an amino acid, also called artificial sweetener. Its main components are aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol. It has several side effects on the body and head such as poisoning, headaches, chills and behavioural disorders. It is more dangerous than sugar as it contributes to an increased risk of tooth decay. It also affects the body's hormones, increasing the risk of premature birth. It also contributes to the risk of liver and lung cancer.


      This is a white crystalline powder. Its main characteristic is that it is an endocrine disruptor. Indeed, it is toxic for human reproduction as it disturbs the hormonal system of the human body. It also has a negative effect on the development of children. In addition, it disrupts the functioning of the thyroid gland, which causes thyroid cancer. It also leads to risks of metabolic diseases such as iron deficiency or diabetes. Its allergenic potential causes skin irritations.


      This is a flavouring agent used to add taste to toothpaste. It is safe up to a maximum concentration of 0.14%. However, above this level, it causes eczema and red patches. It also has a negative impact on pregnancy hormones which reduces the chances of getting pregnant quickly. For men, it causes prostate cancer. In addition, it causes disorders in the development of the nervous system and the brain. It disrupts communication between the brain and the body.


      This is an antibacterial chemical. It is particularly carcinogenic, which is why it can trigger breast cancer. It is also an endocrine disruptor and may increase the risk of infertility. Other human health risks include an increased risk of heart attack, liver and muscle damage and allergenic effects. It also impairs the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment. It can only be effective as a preservative if its concentration does not exceed 0.3%.

      Y-Brush toothpaste can be a good choice if you want to avoid the risk of unwanted components in your toothpaste. This is because it only consists of the following ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, Hydrated silica, Decyl glucoside, Cellulose gum, Flavour*, Sodium benzoate, Stevia Rebaudiana extract, Sodium hydroxide, Limonene, Sodium fluoride. It is important to know that 20% of the ingredients are organically grown.


      4- the relevant oral need


      Anti-caries toothpaste

      This toothpaste has a high fluoride content. Its main advantage is that it relieves tooth sensitivity. It contains xylitol, which is a sugar substitute. It helps to neutralise the sugar acids found on dental plaque. It is rich in calcium fluoride and therefore forms a protective layer on the surface of the teeth. It prevents the development of cavities that could lead to tooth decay. It does this by reducing the solubility of the tooth surface. It transforms hydroxyapatite into fluoroapatite. This is a surface that is much more resistant to attack by caries.

      Antibacterial toothpaste

      Antibacterial toothpaste fights the bacteria that cause plaque. If they are not eliminated, they can cause inflammation of the gums. It then strengthens the tooth enamel and reduces the risk of gingivitis. The most common ingredient in antibacterial toothpaste is zinc citrate. It is used to combat the formation of tartar on the teeth. It has a neutral taste and is not bitter in the mouth. In addition, it helps to combat dry mouth, which can be the cause of bad breath.

      Toothpaste for sensitive teeth

      Toothpaste for sensitive teeth offers optimum protection for the gums. The main ingredients are potassium nitrate and strontium chloride. They block the transmission of nerve impulses from the outer surface of the teeth. In addition, it contains fluroinol and permethol, which form a protective layer on the dentin. Chlorhexidine, which is also contained in it, limits bacterial growth. In addition, the mineral salts and fluoride in the toothpaste reduce bleeding, remineralise the enamel and prevent tooth decay.

      Toothpaste for white teeth

      It removes brownish and yellowish stains from the teeth. Sodium bicarbonate is the main whitening element in toothpaste. It has an abrasive power that removes surface stains from the teeth and makes them whiter. In addition, it contains hydrogen peroxide, which helps to descale the teeth. In addition, it contains silicic acid which is a mild abrasive agent that has a direct effect on plaque and tooth discolouration. Brushing for 6 months with this toothpaste will achieve a good result. Ideally, it should have an RDA of less than 40 for low abrasiveness.

      Whatever your oral needs are, Y-Brush toothpaste in tube allows to reinforce effectively the dental enamel, to fight against the formation of caries, to fight against the dental plaque and to act against the bacteria. Moreover, it is composed of Decyl Glucoside and Sodium Hydroxide which allow a soft brushing of your teeth. However, its composition in Hydrated Silica makes it much more effective in treating fragile and sensitive gums.

      5) A new alternative: Y-Brush toothpaste tablet

      Y-Brush toothpaste is a good solution to have white teeth. Indeed, it is first of all a made in France toothpaste made from French ingredients which allow to decrease the acid attack, act against bacteria, fight against dental plaque and give a fresh breath. It is also an organic toothpaste that is 100% natural. All ingredients are vegan and environmentally friendly. In addition, it is made from Xylitol which has the main advantage of reducing cavities by slowing down the proliferation of bacteria. It is also free of parabens which can be endocrine disruptors. Its strong mint flavour keeps your breath fresh. It is practical because it can be carried anywhere. You can take it with you to work or on public transport.


      We hope this guide will help you find the 'best toothpaste'. Any toothpaste that meets many of the criteria we have outlined is considered a good toothpaste. So you just need to choose the toothpaste that suits you best. You need to get a toothpaste that will not only take care of your oral health but also prevent oral diseases.


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