If you previously turned to a toothpaste with microbeads because of their potential abrasive properties, there are plenty of other toothpastes available. Abrasive toothpastes are often used for their ability to scrub surface stains from teeth. But choosing a toothpaste that's too abrasive, or using a hard-bristled toothbrush, can wear down the outermost layer of your teeth called the enamel.
That's why it's important to search for an American Dental Association Seal of Approval when shopping for toothpastes. The ADA Seal of Approval is only awarded to toothpastes with a relative dentin abrasivity (RDA) score of 250 or less, ensuring that the toothpaste won't harm your enamel.
With microbeads banned from toothpastes for good, you can browse the personal care aisle with confidence that you'll find a product that cleans your teeth effectively without negatively affecting the environment.