toothpaste

When it comes to toothpaste, we often take it for granted and grab whatever product on the shelf suits our budgets.  However, this isn’t necessarily the right product for you or your family as most of them are different.

There are many types of toothpaste sohere are some tips on how to decide on the right toothpaste for you:

Toothpaste doesn’t just clean your teeth, there are many brands that can help fight cavities, strengthen your teeth and even make them appear whiter by removing those unwanted stains, depending on the type you choose.

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from sensitive teeth, you no longer have to suffer because there are toothpastes that are designed to help reduce the pain that you experience when brushing.

For those of you who are very environmentally conscious, organic toothpastes made from natural ingredients and no added chemicals may be the right toothpaste for you.

If you have children, particularly younger ones, don’t just give them your regular family toothpaste make sure you buy them non-toxic fluoride toothpaste as they often swallow the toothpaste when they first learn to brush their teeth.

Check to see if your toothpaste contains fluoride

Most non-organic toothpastes contain fluoride.  Fluoride helps protect your teeth against cavities and decay, which is why dentists often give children fluoride treatments.  If you’re concerned about allowing you or your family to ingest fluoride it’s best to stick to organic brands or consult your pharmacist or doctor.

How do I choose the right toothpaste?

Most toothpastes are equally effective in maintaining your dental health but the biggest differences are the added benefits in specialty toothpastes, such as tooth whitening or for sensitive teeth. Brushing your teeth regularly is very important for your oral health so choose a toothpaste that youwill enjoy using every day.

Selecting a toothpaste

Anti-cavity

Almost all of the options on the market contain fluoride.  Fluoride is just as important as brushing for preventing decay and it actively strengthens tooth enamel.

If your gums suffer from redness and bleeding when brushing there is a chance that you might have gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease.  These toothpastes help reduce oral bacteria and can be very effective at stopping this gum condition at its source.

Desensitizing

Have you ever taken a sip of hot coffee or a cold beverage and felt a shooting pain?  This type of toothpaste might be the key to relief as it helps to reduce pain by blocking the tooth’s pain signal to the nerve.

Tartar Control

Tartar control toothpaste helps to prevent the build-up of tartar and hardened plaque.  While this product is helpful in slowing new build-up on teeth, a professional clean from the hygienist is the only way to remove existing tartar and bacteria.

Whitening toothpastes

These contain polishing or chemical agents that remove surface stains.  These toothpastes are able to help maintain the natural colour of your teeth but are not as effective as having your teeth professionally whitened.

Still can’t decide?

If after reading this article you still can’t decide, call the team on 01603 621613.

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