The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

When you walk into the toothpaste isle where you buy your toothpaste the selection can be overwhelming, no longer is it as simple as gel or paste, spearmint or peppermint. There are so many types of toothpastes all that claim to do certain things better than others. Also, each one of those companies want you to believe that they are better products than the other items they share shelf space with. Meaning the marketing can sometimes get in the way of the important information on choosing which toothpaste is right for you.

Toothpastes With At Least These Attributes: Bad Breath Control, Fluoride, Plaque/Gingivitis Control, Sensitivity Control, Tartar Control, Whitening

Flouride toothpaste is recommended by oral health professionals to maintain a healthy smile. Flouride can remove plaque which causes gum disease and tooth decay and can strengthen tooth enamel.

Enamel building toothpaste cannot build enamel back on the tooth. It can only prevent further enamel loss. Though if you are using toothpaste with fluoride in it you are already preventing enamel loss. Acid will remove enamel from your teeth and it is contained in foods and beverages. Staying away from foods that are highly acidic, like fruit, and beverages like soda and sports drinks will help to reduce the amount of acid your teeth encounter and prevent further loss of enamel.

Tartar control toothpaste can prevent but not remove tartar from your teeth. The best way to have tartar removed is with a teeth cleaning. Ingredients in the tartar control toothpaste can irritate gums; if you have sensitive gums it may irritate your gums.

Sensitive teeth toothpaste is for people with mild to moderate tooth sensitivity. If your sensitivity is from gum disease or cavities, then this toothpaste will not help. If you decide to start using this toothpaste it will take a few weeks to notice the improvements.

Teeth whitening toothpaste is designed to remove some surface stains on teeth. The ADA has found that no toothpaste can lighten the color of your teeth. The only way to truly lighten the color of your teeth is to have a professional teeth whitening.

Once you have decided which toothpaste is right for you then you can go to ADA website here and find a list of all the ADA accredited toothpastes. Now you’re ready for you next trip to the toothpaste isle armed with this new knowledge. If you enjoyed this blog please leave us a comment below and share with your friends.