Most dentists say you should brush your teeth twice a day, so if you think about it, toothpaste one of the most regular things we put in our mouths.
But how much do you know about the contents of your toothpaste?
Which are there to actually help your teeth and which are there for cosmetic reasons? Does fluoride really need to be there, or could something else do the job?
Read more about toothpaste in Issue #93 of Cosmos Magazine.
And how, exactly, do they get it to come out of the tube in stripes?
In this episode of The Science Briefing, Ellen Phiddian runs us through what’s in your toothpaste and the tablets some claim can replace brushing altogether.