I spotted an age-old ad today and it got me thinking – should we really use a dentist recommended toothpaste? The advertisers want us to believe that since the dentists are recommending the toothpaste – it’s going to keep your teeth healthy. Of course, the ad will tell you a couple of short-forms they’ve included in the toothpaste which will kill the germs even more effectively.
But if you stretch your brain a bit, you’ll figure out that a dentist recommended toothpaste is likely to do more harm to your teeth. Why? Dentists make money by fixing your unhealthy teeth – and if, as promised, the toothpaste makes your teeth and gums healthy – it will put the dentists out of business. So it’s more likely that the dentists will suggest you a toothpaste that ensures that your teeth remain ‘unhealthy’.
I’ve been using a similarly advertised toothpaste since I was a kid – and sadly, the toothpaste didn’t keep my gums and teeth just as healthy as these dentists and advertisers promote.
What’s your take?