Does Toothpaste Go Bad?

Just discovered an old tube of toothpaste during a declutter? Or maybe you’ve been economising by buying toothpaste in bulk and are down to the last pack? Whatever the reason, if you’re wondering if toothpaste expires, you’ve come to the right place.

The simple answer is yes, all toothpastes expire eventually.

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Non Mint Toothpaste

If you’re sensitive to mint, hate the taste or are having homeopathic treatment, your choice of toothpaste is limited. It’s tricky to find a toothpaste that meets all your oral health needs that doesn’t contain mint.

Mint flavor dominates the toothpaste market – apart from children’s toothpastes! Then a huge range of tempting tastes become available. So why is mint so often used? What other flavors are available? And are the more tasty children’s toothpastes good for adults?

These are just some of the questions you can find the answers to here.

Plus we’ve researched a range of non-mint toothpastes that address different oral health issues. You can use our handy summary of the 6 most delicious and effective ones to quickly spot those that match your needs and tastes before reviewing them in more detail below.

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Non abrasive toothpaste

The word ‘abrasive’ is a scary word to use in relation to toothpaste.  After all, you wouldn’t rub your teeth with sandpaper! But for a toothpaste to do its job properly, it does have to use abrasive ingredients.

The problem is that if toothpaste is too abrasive it can damage tooth enamel leading to sensitivity and cavities.  Plus the yellow dentin beneath may start to show, making teeth look discoloured.

The trick is to find a toothpaste with low abrasivity.  One that is strong enough to clean but gentle enough not to do damage. And one that also contains ingredients that repair and strengthen tooth enamel. Therefore striking a balance between cleaning and protecting.

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Auraglow Whitening Pen

The convenience of online shopping enables products from lesser known brands to break into a competitive market, and that is exactly what the Auraglow Teeth Whitening Pen has done. It stands out amongst branded competitors as “Amazon’s Choice” with a 4.5/5 star rating and over 2000 reviews.

The quest for teeth whitening is by no means a recent one. For thousands of years, white teeth have been associated with good health, strength and beauty. Even the Ancient Egyptians had various teeth whitening methods using pumice stone and vinegar — often to the detriment of their enamel!

Teeth whitening technologies have come a long way in the last 4000 years, but there are still dangers associated with whiter teeth and it is important to understand how to differentiate from a quality product and one that is ineffective or unsafe.

Before purchasing a product — especially from the internet — you should be asking questions like: “is it safe?”, “will it work” and “is there something better?”.

Find out in this Auraglow Teeth Whitening Pen Review.

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Xylitol toothpaste

Xylitol toothpaste is super popular because it’s natural and prevents cavities. Used in combination with xylitol lozenges, breath mints or gum, it can also reduce plaque and strengthen tooth enamel. Its popularity is part of the problem – with so many toothpastes jumping on the xylitol bandwagon, how do you identify the one that’s right for you?

Well, that’s where we can help. In this article we tell you what xylitol is, how it works, whether it’s safe and 3 key facts you need to take into account when choosing a xylitol toothpaste.

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Best toothpaste dispenser

There are tons of reasons to get a toothpaste dispenser. You might want to avoid waste or achieve a sleeker look to your bathroom. Perhaps you want to help someone with dexterity issues or make it easier for young ones to brush. Maybe you want to find a more hygienic way to dispense toothpaste or are just fed up of the rogue who keeps squeezing the tube in the middle!

Whatever the reason, there’s a dispenser out there to meet your needs. And that’s the problem. There’s a huge range of choice and choosing can be confusing.  So we’ve done the hard work for you and provided a 7 product line up of the best toothpaste dispensers, 2019.

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Best whitening mouthwash

If you’re considering a whitening mouthwash, it’s a great idea. They’re easy to use, easy to get and cheaper than whitestrips or gel procedures. And they care for the 80% of mouth surfaces your toothbrush doesn’t reach!  But, even if you’re focussing on whitening, the choice is overwhelming. How do you decide which whitening mouthwash is best for you?

Each whitening mouthwash works in different ways or is formulated to meet additional needs. To make the best choice think about why you are trying to whiten your teeth and what other aspects of oral health matter to you.

We’ve hand-picked and reviewed a selection of the best whitening mouthwashes on the market to help you brighten your smile.

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TheraBreath Oral Rinse Review

Therabreath oral rinse

TheraBreath Oral Rinse was created by a dentist whose daughter was bullied due to bad breath. So if you want to add a rinse to your routine, you can be sure that TheraBreath was created with an absolute commitment to conquer halitosis and restore confidence.  

And adding a rinse to your oral armoury is a great idea. Even expert brushing only cleans 20% of mouth surfaces! But choosing the right mouthwash is a tricky business…

The tooth care shelves of any store are packed with mouthwashes of every colour and persuasion. All boasting competing claims to protect your smile. So how do you choose one that meets your specific oral health needs?

This article will help you decide whether TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral Rinse is the mouthwash you are looking for. We answer the following questions:

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CloSYS Original Ultra Sensitive Mouthwash Review

closys mouthwash CloSYS Mouthwash is a super gentle mouthwash that eliminates the causes of bad breath – and keeps them at bay. And it controls plaque build up and keeps your mouth naturally healthy by maintaining its pH balance.  If you want to add a mouthwash to your oral health routine and avoid harsh ingredients, CloSYS is definitely a mouthwash you should consider.

The makers of CloSYS describe the mouth as, “The Gateway to Good, Overall Health”.  And they’re right. Research clearly links poor oral health with the development of serious systemic conditions. So it’s vital to choose effective products – especially since even expert brushing only cleans 20% of mouth surfaces. But choosing the right mouthwash is not as easy as it seems….

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Why does Listerine and other mouthwash burn?

Most of us have experienced mouthwash burn. Some people see it as a positive sign that the product is working. Others accept it as a necessary evil. But is mouthwash burn a good or bad thing, why does it happen and is it inevitable?

In short, the saying “no pain, no gain” might apply to exercise. But in terms of mouthwash, that burning sensation isn’t inevitable and may be a sign that your mouthwash is doing more harm than good. So understanding why mouthwash burn happens is vital.

The simple answer to the question: why does mouthwash burn, sting or hurt is because of the ingredients it contains. But nothing is ever that simple!

We all respond differently to products like mouthwash. We each have different tastes and tolerances. What burns you may not burn another person. This may be due to your individual constitution or your particular oral health issues.

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