There's a pH war in my mouth, why can't toothpaste and food be friends?
January 15, 2013 10:07 AM Subscribe
I normally use a "natural" toothpaste, Jason Powersmile Whitening with Fluoride. I'm travelling and ran out a few days ago so I've been using a regular tube of Colgate or Crest (whichever I find). I've never had a problem with pH clashing in my mouth when eating food shortly after brushing with Jason. However, Colgate/Crest-mouth combined with food is like those childhood mornings of feeling like I've been poisoned by breakfast. I've noticed that couple of hours after I brush my teeth with Colgate/Crest, and then eaten, I still have that "freshly brushed minty" taste and sterile feel in my mouth. Why does it take so long to go away? (Does it last so long because I don't drink coffee?) And, ingredients-wise, what is it in regular toothpaste that is causing this? Why doesn't Jason toothpaste do this as severely?
posted by mayurasana to science & nature (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Ingredients comparison of Jason with a random tube of regular toothpaste:
Active Ingredient: Sodium Monofluorophosphate (Fluoride) 0.76% Anti-cavity
Inactive ingredients: Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Silica, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Xylitol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae Powder, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Extract, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Calcium Carbonate, Cellulose Gum, Dimethyl Sulfone, Sea Salt, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Ubiquinone (2)
(1) Certified Organic Ingredient (2) Coenzyme Q10
Crest Cavity Protection:
Active Ingredient: Sodium Fluoride 0.243% (0.15% W/V Fluoride Ion)
Anticavity Toothpaste Inactive Ingredients: Sorbitol, Water, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Trisodium Phosphate, Cellulose Gum, Flavor, Sodium Saccharin, Carbomer 956, Mica, Titanium Diozide, Blue 1