To protect tooth decay we are advised to brush our teeth regularly. The nature of the tooth paste commonly used is

(A) acidic

(B) neutral

(C) basic

(D) corrosive



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  • Tooth decay is caused due to the acids produced by bacteria which degrade the enamel.
  • In order to prevent this, we use toothpastes containing base in them so that this neutralize the acids produced by bacteria 


So, the correct answer is (c) basic

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 2 Class 10 - Acids, Bases and Salts (Term 1)

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo