Dear Dr. Ellie:
I would like to start using your complete mouth care system. My question is can I use Aim toothpaste instead of the Crest. I have always liked Aim better. I only use the regular old Aim, not the tartar control or whitening. Thanks for the info.
I have just taken twenty minutes to search the web for a chart that shows different abrasiveness of toothpaste. It appears this chart is no longer available – which is a shame – because it showed clearly that most toothpaste is way too abrasive.
From what I recall, Aim was about double the amount you want ( a score close to 200) when the number/ score you need is a score of around 100 (on this chart of abrasiveness). Crest Original comes in around 102.
I will continue to recommend these exact ingredients – because together they work like a charm!
I have rave reviews from happy people all day long – every day – who have overcome their dental problems!
If you want to continue to use Aim – I cannot make guarantees – and it may interfere and compromise your end results – but you will never know!
So, you could continue with Aim (but if you do you should use only a very little) or you could try Crest for a month. After a months you could switch, and decide for yourself if you “feel” any difference between the pastes.
My teeth are so smooth and shiny that when I try an abrasive paste I can tell in seconds – I literally “feel” scratches on my tooth enamel. If your teeth are stained or sensitive or you get plaque build up – I would recommend you put the Aim away and try the system the way I recommend it. (Symptoms of staining, plaque and sensitivity are often from using toothpaste that is too abrasive).
Good luck and I hope this helps,
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Rochester, NY 14623