The high price is not always synonymous with quality. This applies to food, but also to some personal hygiene products. In fact, many leave them on supermarket shelves but these really cheap toothpastes are among the best.
The rules for choosing a good toothpaste
To have healthy teeth, it is essential to follow some good rules. First of all, avoid smoking and do not overdo it with sweets and sugary drinks.
You can also consume foods that promote the health of the mouth. For example, there is a beloved drink that has a reputation for damaging teeth, but actually protects them from tooth decay. The same can be said of a sweet snack adored by young and old alike.
All these precautions, however, are useless without proper oral hygiene. This is why choosing a good toothpaste is important. But how to find your way among the countless brands on the market?
Help comes from Altroconsumo experts, who have established some good rules for choosing toothpaste.
First, you need to read the label to check the fluoride content, which in the ingredients list could be called sodium fluoride, sodium monofluorophosphate, bifluoride, staius fluoride.
This substance is important to protect teeth from decay: in fact it penetrates into the superficial layers of the enamel, making it stronger and resistant to attacks.
To comply with European regulations, the fluorine concentration cannot exceed 1500 ppm. But, for toothpaste to be effective, there must also be a minimal amount of fluoride. This is equal to 1000 ppm according to the Ministry of Health.
The second rule of choosing a good toothpaste is not to be fooled by the easy promises. Some toothpaste brands have whitening properties, but according to Altroconsumo tests none of these products are able to change the color of the teeth.
Finally, the third rule concerns the price.
Many leave them on supermarket shelves but these really cheap toothpastes are among the best
The last good rule of thumb when buying toothpaste is not to give too much importance to price differences. Often there is a tendency to associate a higher cost with a quality guarantee. But this is not always the case: for example, there is a very cheap fish that lowers blood pressure and protects the heart.
This also applies to toothpastes. In fact, according to Altroconsumo experts, some cheap products are very valid alternatives to the more expensive ones. This is what emerged from a test of 12 different brands, based on laboratory analysis, proof of use and completeness of the labels.
In particular, experts say that among the effective toothpastes there are those belonging to a high price range, such as Elmex Carie Protection, which costs an average of € 3.97 per pack. But even the low-priced toothpastes were also of excellent quality, for example Conad Complete Protection, at only 0.89 cents, or Acquafresh Triple Protection at 1.25 per pack.
In short, when it comes to toothpastes, it is not the price that makes the difference, but the ingredients.
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)