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Toothpaste Abrasiveness & Low Abrasive Toothpastes

By Dr. Scott Frey

--- Transferred from its original home on mouthmop.com (where this all started)

Watch and learn how to tell if your toothpaste is overly abrasive or not. Apologies, I didn't notice the vibrations until I was converting the video.

 

Radioactive Dentin Abrasiveness Index of Toothpastes 
•  Anything below 70-80 RDA is considered low abrasive

 

04      Toothbrush with plain water    91      Aquafresh Sensitive
07      Plain baking soda  93      Tom’s of Maine
15      Weleda Salt Toothpaste 94      Rembrandt Plus
30      Elmex Sensitive Plus 95      Oxyfresh with Fluoride
30      Weleda Plant Tooth Gel  95      Crest Regular
35      Arm & Hammer Dental Care 97      Oxyfresh Powder
40      Weleda Children’s Tooth Gel 101     Natural White
42      Arm & Hammer Mentadent Advance Whitening    103     Mentadent
44      Squiggle Enamel Saver 103     Arm & Hammer Sensation   
45      Weleda Calendula Toothpaste 104     Sensodyne Extra Whitening  
45      Weleda Pink Toothpaste with Ratanhia   106     Colgate Platinum
45      Oxyfresh  106     Arm & Hammer Advance White Extreme Whitening
48      Arm & Hammer Dental Care Sensitive   107     Crest Sensitivity Protection
49      Tom’s of Maine Sensitive 110     Colgate Herbal
52      Arm & Hammer Peroxicare Regular ~80     Amway Glister
53      Rembrandt Original 113     Aquafresh Whitening
53      Closys 117     Arm & Hammer Advance White Gel  
54      Arm & Hammer Dental Care PM Bold Mint    117     Arm & Hammer Sensation Tartar Control   
57      Tom’s of Maine Childrens 120     Close Up with Baking Soda
62      Supersmile  124     Colgate Whitening
63      Rembrandt Mint    130     Crest Extra Whitening
68      Colgate Regular 133     Ultra Brite
70      Colgate Total   144     Crest Multicare Whitening
70      Arm & Hammer Advance White Sensitive    145     Ultra Brite Advanced Whitening Formula
70      Colgate 2-in-1 Fresh Mint  150     Pepsodent
78      Biotene 165     Colgate Tartar Control
79      Sensodyne 168     Arm & Hammer Dental Care PM Fresh Mint  
80      AIM 176     Nature’s Gate Paste
80      Close Up  200     Colgate 2-in-1TartarControl/Whitening
82      Under the Gum  
83      Colgate Sensitive Max Strength   200     FDA recommended upper limit
87      Nature’s Gate    250     ADA recommended upper limit

This list is always being updated, but the table is sometimes hard to edit here are additonal toothpastes:

Healthy Teeth & Gums Toothpaste - 52 RDA

 

Naturally, the formulations of the toothpastes listed are subject to change, but what you see here is the most current information I could find.

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