What does a typical toothpaste contain?

The formula between kinds of toothpaste may vary depending on what area the toothpaste focuses on. Kids toothpaste has less fluoride and a milder cleaning agent, while some kinds of toothpaste may have ingredients to help with dry mouth, sensitivity or whitening ingredients. We asked the experts to show us typical toothpaste ingredients that are used across different kinds of toothpaste.

Citric acid

PH- and taste balance

Sodium Benzoate

Keeps it fresh for longer

Potassium sorbate

Keeps the toothpaste fresh for longer

Cocamidopropyl betaine

Makes the toothpaste foam

Saccharin

Sweetener

Sorbitol

Binds and gives a good consistency

Colour

Ads some fun!

Aroma

For a good taste

Aqua

Clean water

Silica

Cleaning agent, plaque and stain removal

Potassium citrate

Sensitivity relief

Flouride

Caries protection

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