For brushing your teeth to be effective, you first need a good toothpaste. In its latest issue, 60 million consumers looked into this question by sifting through several references.
Not all toothpastes are created equal. In its latest issue, the magazine 60 million consumers published a survey of more than a dozen references available in supermarkets.
And the conclusion is clear: some tubes should be set aside because their composition is considered too chemical. In the long run, some substances can have negative effects on health.
Conversely, the editorial staff singled out several brands. This is the case, for example, of the organic Soft tube from Carrefour (€2.05). It has an excellent quality/price ratio and its formula incorporates softer and less irritating substances than those commonly used. In addition, this tube is certified Cosmos Organic (Ecocert), a label which guarantees the absence of petrochemical ingredients (excluding authorized preservatives).
The editorial staff also recommends the Elgydium sensitive teeth toothpaste (€3.25) as well as the kids bi-fluoride gel for children aged 3 to 6 (€2.5).
This last tube contains 1,000 ppm of fluoride, the dose recommended by the French Union of Oral Health (UFSBD).
Finally, in addition to choosing the right tube, you must also use the appropriate dose. According to experts surveyed by 60 million consumers, a dose “the size of a grain of corn for adults and a pea for children is sufficient”.