Before the appearance of toothpaste, tooth powder was the most commonly used tooth cleaner. In ancient times, in order to keep the oral cavity clean and hygienic, various tools were used to wipe and brush the teeth, and a variety of dentifrices were also used, the most common being salt, the predecessor of dentifrice.
In the Song Dynasty of China, a “tooth powder shop” appeared, which specialized in selling tooth powder prepared with traditional Chinese medicine. Tooth powder has become a social commodity. The difference between toothpaste and tooth powder is mainly the difference in shape. The onset ingredients are basically the same.
The History of Teeth Whitening Powder
The difference between toothpaste and tooth powder is mainly the difference in form. One is powder and the other is paste. The main ingredients are basically the same.
But the paste form, due to the addition of a large amount of water and moisturizers, greatly reduces the effect of the active ingredients, especially the whitening effect. With the advancement of technology, the formula and technology of tooth powder have become more mature, and the difference between tooth powder and toothpaste has become smaller and smaller.
1. Tooth powder has relatively high friction on teeth, so it has advantages in removing tartar, plaque and tartar!
2. In terms of ingredients-tooth powder generally contains little or no artificial color; toothpaste is a single preparation of chemical process gel paste, containing artificial color and fragrance.
3. Effectively-tooth powder is stronger than toothpaste by gargle! Toothpaste mainly removes bacteria, and generally cannot remove plaque, tartar, tartar…
The Ingredients of Teeth Whitening Powder
Although the formulas of tooth powders produced by different manufacturers are different, and their ingredients are also different, the main components are inseparable from abrasives (calcium carbonate, hydrated silica, calcium hydrogen phosphate, etc.), surfactants (SLS), Sweetener (sodium saccharin) and flavor.
The above ingredients constitute the main body of the tooth powder. In order to give the tooth powder more efficacy, many manufacturers will add some active ingredients on the basis of the main body, such as natural antibacterial polyphenols, vitamin D, chlorophyll, zinc citrate, anti-caries fluoride Wait.
Some manufacturers will add some water and moisturizer (usually sorbitol) to the formula in order to prevent the powder from floating dust during use. This can make the powder more delicate and taste smoother when used.