Definition of toothpaste in English:



mass noun
  • A thick, soft, moist substance used on a brush for cleaning one's teeth.

    ‘a tube of toothpaste’
    count noun ‘fluoride toothpastes’
    • ‘You study the mashed tube of toothpaste on the counter beside a can of generic hairspray.’
    • ‘The bottle is still so soft with heat that it squeezes like a tube of toothpaste.’
    • ‘Use fluoride toothpaste as fluoride makes teeth stronger and more resistant to acid attacks.’
    • ‘If you have a lot of sensitivity, try using toothpaste designed for sensitive gums.’
    • ‘Start brushing your baby's teeth as soon as they first appear, using a small trace of adult fluoride toothpaste.’
    • ‘Even though most toothpastes contain fluoride, toothpaste alone will not fully protect a child's mouth.’
    • ‘Metal tubes crimped up from the bottom like a tube of toothpaste should be firmly sealed.’
    • ‘For a change, these can hold your toilet accessories including your toothpaste and tooth brush.’
    • ‘The main purpose of toothpaste is to help clean your teeth and it is also an effective means of delivering fluoride to the teeth.’
    • ‘Ask your doctor or dentist what kind of toothpaste you should use for your baby.’
    • ‘He has yet to successfully spit out any toothpaste whilst brushing.’
    • ‘You should use a smear of fluoride toothpaste on a small toothbrush for your baby.’
    • ‘So, of course, she was getting a double dose of fluoride toothpaste.’
    • ‘It is important to clean teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.’
    • ‘Use a baby formulated toothpaste, or one containing fluoride, and gently rub it around the teeth and gums.’
    • ‘Children with fissure sealants still need to brush their teeth with fluoride toothpaste.’
    • ‘It is important to use a small amount of toothpaste so your baby does not swallow too much of it.’
    • ‘This means there is enough Fluoride in one tube of toothpaste to kill anyone who weighs up to 30 kilos.’
    • ‘Avoid cleaning them with toothpaste, which will scratch the surface and cause stains to build up.’
    • ‘Most toothpaste contains a mineral called fluoride that has been proven to protect teeth against decay.’