Toothpaste test Toothpastes for 65 cents were better than one for 100 euros
The consumer advocates of Stiftung Warentest have examined a total of 32 toothpastes. More than half of the test products achieved the ratings "good" or "very good". Obviously, quality does not have to be expensive. Many cheap pastes could reach the former ranks.
Good quality does not have to be expensive
Regular brushing is the most effective way to effectively prevent gingivitis, toothache and tooth decay. Among other things, it depends heavily on the right technology. Shaking and brushing is particularly useful, according to dentists. Also important is the quality of the used toothpaste. This does not have to be expensive, as a current test showed.
Fluoride prevents tooth decay
Stiftung Warentest has examined 32 universal toothpastes. Such pastes promise "usually a complete protection for teeth and gums and especially protection against tooth decay. The decisive factor is therefore the active ingredient fluoride, which has been proven to prevent tooth decay. Some candidates among the approved universal toothpastes do not contain fluoride, "the testers write on their website.
Priced under one euro
More than half of the tested products have been rated as "good" or "very good". The investigation showed that good quality does not have to be expensive. Thus, among the test winners, for example, with "Perlodent med herbs" by Rossmann and "Dentalux Complex 3 Herbs Fresh" by Lidl two very favorable. "K-Classic Multicare" from Kaufland received a "very good". All three are priced under one euro, the first two are 36 cents per 100 milliliters real bargain. The test winner of Kaufland costs just 65 cents per tube.
Three grades of toothpaste got the overall grade "poor" because they contain no fluoride and caries prophylaxis is not guaranteed.
Not suitable for children
Products containing zinc received deductions in the rating if they were not declared "unsuitable for children". Although zinc is important for your health, children and young people already use the recommended amount of food. Therefore, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) recommends to point out that they are not suitable for children with zinc-containing dental care products.
"If the body absorbs too much zinc, it can lead to disruption of the copper metabolism. A sustained increase in zinc intake can lead to anemia, neuromotor disorders and a weakening of the immune system, "explains the BfR in a statement.
Toothpaste for 100 euros
A particularly curious product scored particularly badly. The toothpaste with real gold dust from the Swiss smile provider costs a hefty 100 euros per tube, but according to Stiftung Warentest contains only a small amount of fluoride. The gold content in the paste, according to the experts, no positive effect on the teeth. (Ad)