Many leading toothpastes tend to cause significant wear on your teeth. Commercially available "whitening" toothpastes contain small particles. These small particles, especially when forceful brushing is done, cause loss of enamel.
Enamel is a hard tissue that cannot regenerate. Once lost, it's lost forever. Abrasive toothpastes may also contribute to gum recession. Many times we diagnose non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs) on the teeth.
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These lesions are many times a combination of enamel loss and gum recession. If they are not addressed, they can become deep and cause sensitivity and tooth loss.
This is how they look:
See the table below that classifies commercially available toothpastes by abrasiveness. Where is your toothpaste on the list?!