Are you going to get cleaner, whiter teeth with toothpaste or a tooth powder? So far, there have only been a few small studies that compare the effectiveness of toothpaste vs. tooth powder.
One study published in the International Journal of Health Sciences tested the effectiveness of toothpaste and tooth powder regarding stain removal on the teeth. Out of the individuals who participated in the study, those who used powder had fewer stains than those who used toothpaste.
Another study published in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry compared how successfully toothpaste and tooth powder removed plaque and reduced gingivitis. The study concluded that tooth powder removed plaque and controlled gingivitis more effectively than toothpaste.
Now that you've learned about tooth powder vs. toothpaste, should you switch your product of choice? If you're happy with the results you're getting from toothpaste, there's no reason to switch. If you feel there's room to improve your oral health routine, your dentist can help you choose products that will get you the results you're seeking.