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Does toothpaste actually clean?


Is toothpaste just a pleasant-tasting lubricant, or does it actually have cleaning properties?
Ryan, Neasden


** Definitive **
Name: Grant, Upminster
Qualification: Studied dental health as a Masters
Answer: The brushing action only gets rid of visual things, such as plaque. It’s the sodium fluoride in the toothpaste which is the thing which promotes healthy teeth.