Is Aim Toothpaste Bad?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by noname, May 6, 2006.

  1. noname

    noname Guest

    I bought some Aim toothpaste today because it was cheap. After I got
    home, I noticed that it does not have the AMA logo on it. It does have
    ..24% fluoride. The first ingredient is Sorbitol.

    Should I be using another toothpaste instead?

    Thanks

    Terry
    noname, May 6, 2006
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  2. noname

    noname Guest

    I should specify, this is Aim "Multi-Benefit" gel toothpaste. It claims
    to be "Tartar Control, Plus Mouthwash and Whitening".

    Terry

    In article <>,
    noname <> wrote:
    noname, May 7, 2006
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  3. noname

    noname Guest

    Oh, and I meant to say ADA (not AMA).

    In article <>,
    noname <> wrote:
    noname, May 7, 2006
    #3
  4. noname

    Guest

    CoinciDentally, I bought the same toothpaste yesterday at WalMart ...
    for like 88 cents or something. It's the cheapest "tartar control"
    toothpaste I've seen.

    I'm looking at the box now ... zinc citrate trihydrate is the tartar
    control ingredient. There are different tartar control ingredients in
    different toothpastes ... I don't know how they work and I don't know
    of any comparative benefits/liabilities between them. (I get the sense,
    though, that the tartar control action of Colgate Total is
    fundamentally different than the others.)

    According to the box, it's distributed by Church & Dwight Co., which
    also distributes Arm & Hammer, Pepsodent, and maybe Ultrabright
    (www.cas.astate.edu/draganjac/ UltrabrightToothpaste1.html).

    I don't know where Aim falls on the spectrum of abrasiveness. (Silica
    is the third ingredient, after water.)

    I can't describe the taste ... I think it's all that sorbitol that hits
    you after about 2 seconds with an extreme cloying sensation. It's OK.
    This is one of about 5-6 toothpastes that I randomly use ... I like to
    diversify.

    I'm not sure what the public health message is on tartar control pastes
    .... I'm guessing they're preferred over regular pastes (i.e.
    fluoride-only).

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dentist.
    , May 7, 2006
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  5. noname

    Guest

  6. noname

    Joel344 Guest

    Joel344, May 7, 2006
    #6
  7. Baking soda.... and rinse twice before swollowing.

    --

    Christopher A. Young
    You can't shout down a troll.
    You have to starve them.
    ..

    "noname" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    I should specify, this is Aim "Multi-Benefit" gel toothpaste. It
    claims
    to be "Tartar Control, Plus Mouthwash and Whitening".

    Terry

    In article <>,
    noname <> wrote:
    have
    Stormin Mormon, May 8, 2006
    #7
  8. I switched to baking soda, about a year ago. Went in for my last
    checkup. The hygenist raved about good color, nice and clean, good
    bone density. When she and the dentist found out I'd switched to
    baking soda (no fluoride!) they tried to get me to switch back to the
    high fluoride Rx. Of course, I'd had a whole bunch of cavities while
    brushing with high fluoride.

    --

    Christopher A. Young
    You can't shout down a troll.
    You have to starve them.
    ..

    "noname" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    I bought some Aim toothpaste today because it was cheap. After I got
    home, I noticed that it does not have the AMA logo on it. It does have
    ..24% fluoride. The first ingredient is Sorbitol.

    Should I be using another toothpaste instead?

    Thanks

    Terry
    Stormin Mormon, May 8, 2006
    #8
  9. noname

    noname Guest

    Interesting. Are there any studies that suggest switching to baking soda
    is a good idea?


    In article <SVw7g.6158$>,
    "Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61-#spamblock*> wrote:
    noname, May 8, 2006
    #9
  10. http://www.fluoridealert.org/fluoride-deception.htm

    I don't know about any studies. There may have, but I just don't know.
    This was the web page that got me thinking. I know folks have used
    baking soda for tooth brushing, and I decided to try it.

    --

    Christopher A. Young
    You can't shout down a troll.
    You have to starve them.
    ..

    "noname" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    Interesting. Are there any studies that suggest switching to baking
    soda
    is a good idea?


    In article <SVw7g.6158$>,
    "Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61-#spamblock*> wrote:
    the
    Stormin Mormon, May 8, 2006
    #10
  11. noname

    Guest

    > http://www.fluoridealert.org/fluoride-deception.htm

    This looks like an interesting book. It should be balanced by a reading
    of ADA's Fluoridation Facts, this article*, and some of the epic
    arguments on boards or newsgroups like this one. (And maybe also a book
    on the science, art, craft, etc... of public health.)

    * http://www.junkscience.com/apr00/fluoride.htm

    I, for one, have not read any of that stuff. I plan too, though ...
    someday.

    Do you have any problems with your teeth/gums that would warrant a
    change in your oral hygiene routine? If not, maybe the best layman's
    advice I can give is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
    , May 9, 2006
    #11
  12. Yes, I have whitening (to the point of looking bleached). And I have
    at least one cavity every time I go to the dentist.

    After switching to baking soda, several improvements. Which I've
    already written on this board.

    --

    Christopher A. Young
    You can't shout down a troll.
    You have to starve them.
    ..

    <> wrote in message
    news:... This looks like an interesting book. It should be balanced by a
    reading
    of ADA's Fluoridation Facts, this article*, and some of the epic
    arguments on boards or newsgroups like this one. (And maybe also a
    book
    on the science, art, craft, etc... of public health.)

    * http://www.junkscience.com/apr00/fluoride.htm

    I, for one, have not read any of that stuff. I plan too, though ...
    someday.

    Do you have any problems with your teeth/gums that would warrant a
    change in your oral hygiene routine? If not, maybe the best layman's
    advice I can give is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
    Stormin Mormon, May 13, 2006
    #12
  13. noname

    Bill Guest

    noname wrote:

    Interesting. Are there any studies that suggest switching to baking
    soda
    is a good idea?
    ___________________________


    Baking soda doesn't have the fluoride necessary to build up fluoride
    resistance to future decay.

    Aim has the fluoride.
    - dentaldoc
    Bill, May 15, 2006
    #13
  14. noname

    noname Guest

    In article <>,
    "Bill" <> wrote:
    So you think Aim is okay? The ADA doesn't think it's okay. Why doesn't
    it carry the ADA seal?
    noname, May 16, 2006
    #14
  15. noname wrote:

    Don't push our cynical buttons.

    Steve

    --
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
    http://www.dentaltwins.com
    Brooklyn, NY
    718-258-5001
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld, May 16, 2006
    #15
  16. noname

    Guest

    I was in Walmart again the other day ... Ultrabright is distributed by
    Colgate Palmolive. Companies like Colgate, P & G, and others are little
    more than marketing firms. Everything is manufactured in independent
    factories, here and abroad (i.e. Asia). It's often the case that an
    independent factory/lab has contracts with various branding companies.

    Here's a question for the docs: Do you think fluoride will ever be
    replaced by new remineralization technologies?
    , May 17, 2006
    #16

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