China News Service, July 5. According to the website of the State Drug Administration on the 5th, some so-called toothpaste products sold on the market recently claimed to have the ability to "promote teething in young children", "repair tooth holes", and "close between teeth". , "stabilize loose teeth", and even "regenerate teeth".

It should be pointed out that toothpaste is not a medicine, it cannot treat diseases, and it does not have the efficacy claimed above.

The State Food and Drug Administration reminds consumers to pay attention to the following points:

The main function of toothpaste

  Toothpaste usually refers to a semi-solid preparation that acts on the surface of human teeth by brushing teeth to assist in cleaning.

Friction agent is the main raw material of toothpaste.

When brushing teeth, the abrasive in the toothpaste rubs the tooth surface through the bristles of the toothbrush to achieve the effect of cleaning and removing tooth stains.

With the innovation of toothpaste technology, adding corresponding functional ingredients to ordinary toothpaste can make toothpaste have corresponding effects, such as: adding fluoride can play a certain anti-caries effect.

It should be noted, however, that no toothpaste can treat oral diseases.

Second, toothpaste can not "promote teeth"

  Humans only have two sets of teeth in their lifetime - baby teeth and permanent teeth.

Generally, deciduous teeth begin to erupt from about 6 months of age, and all the deciduous teeth erupt from 2 and a half to 3 years old; by the age of 6, the physiological shedding of deciduous teeth begins to occur, and the permanent teeth are replaced and erupted, and then all the deciduous teeth are replaced by the permanent teeth around the age of 12. , become the permanent dentition.

Permanent teeth that are lost or damaged for any reason cannot regenerate.

There is no scientific evidence that brushing with toothpaste can affect the eruption of deciduous teeth, and it is even less likely that permanent teeth will regenerate after they fall out.

Three, toothpaste can not "fill the tooth hole"

  Caries, also known as dental caries, is one of the most common diseases in the oral cavity.

In the early stage of dental caries, the enamel surface begins to demineralize, and the development of dental caries is irreversible.

That is, a tooth cannot be regenerated after caries (cavities) have occurred.

Brushing with fluoride toothpaste can enhance the ability of teeth to resist caries, but cannot reverse the progression of caries.

Moreover, long-term gum disease leads to the destruction of gum tissue, which in turn leads to loose teeth, requiring professional oral examination, diagnosis and treatment.

There is no scientific basis for the so-called "repairing the cavity", "closing the gap between the teeth" and "stabilizing the loose tooth" by brushing with toothpaste.

  Finally, I remind consumers that oral diseases such as dental caries should be mainly prevented. It is recommended to maintain good oral hygiene habits and eating habits, conduct regular oral examinations, choose toothpaste products rationally, and do not believe the false claims that toothpaste can treat oral diseases.

(Zhongxin Finance)

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