Alcoholic Toothpaste makes Teeth Brittle - Brushing your teeth is one way to keep your teeth and oral cavity. However, you can not be indiscriminate when brushing your teeth. Besides needing way of brushing teeth and the right kind of toothbrush, toothpaste should be used appropriately.
"Most people do not carefully select toothpaste, but most toothpaste contains alcohol in it,"said Prof Dr drg Melanie Soedono, MBiomed, in the "Formula Masquerade Ball" at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, Jakarta, some time ago.
Alcohol is used to accelerate a variety of work and power absorption of active ingredients in toothpaste, such as fluoride (dental brace), to the teeth. Usually the type of alcohol used is ethanol, which is carcinogenic (harmful and can cause cancer). When actually, the alcohol content is not required by the teeth and mouth.
Every day, every person brushing teeth at least twice. Despite rinse, toothpaste remnants would still be stuck in the mouth. "Usually this toothpaste will stick in the gums, in between the teeth, or in the folds of the tongue, in the long term," he added.
Alcohol has the properties of absorbing a lot of water, so that any residual alcohol in toothpaste that sticks can absorb water around the mouth, and decrease the production of saliva. As a result, the mouth becomes dry.
Alcohol also has acidic properties, so that when mixed in toothpaste ingredients will result in the erosion of tooth enamel. This erosion will make the teeth become brittle and porous easy.
"When the mouth is dry after brushing teeth, chances toothpaste contains alcohol. Should immediately replace it with another toothpaste is more secure,"he advised.