abrasiveness of toothpastes

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careforteeth

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To add a bit to a recent question that worriedaboutteethangums just posted about their concerns about whether or not toothpaste matters, I am wondering if any dentists here might have opinions about how important it is to use a toothpaste that ranks low in how abrasive it is?

There is a chart that is widely posted on the websites of a number of dentists in the US, where the abrasiveness of toothpastes are ranked. On this chart, the very high-flouride toothpaste Prevedent has a high abrasivity ranking. I use this brand occasionally, where the high flouride seems helpful. But I'm concerned that it might harm my teeth at the same time. How might I weigh these two different factors when chossing a toothpaste?

Thanks!!
 

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It's not massively important as long as the brushing technique is OK, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
 
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Thanks Gordon!
 
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