Oral Care

Collective Interests

May 1, 2012Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

New findings in naturals and sun care are also always of interest, and in this issue, Tooley et al. describe a water-based titanium dioxide dispersion for natural UV protection. Finally, Becker et al. present a time-saving method to pre-evaluate filler pigments for soft focus effects.

Anatomy of Toothpaste Formulas

May 1, 2012

If consumers think that brushing their teeth with toothpaste is a simple hygiene procedure, they are mistaken. Mouth care is a complex strategy and modern cosmetics do much more than simply eliminate microbes.

Addressing Tooth Sensitivity and Dental Erosion

May 1, 2012Robert V. Faller, Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

While the introduction of fluoride remarkably increased the life expectancy of natural teeth, two oral care problems have since emerged: tooth sensitivity and dental erosion. This article describes approaches to these problems and discusses the challenge of simultaneously maintaining fluoride efficacy in multi-benefit toothpaste formulations.