How to choose a toothpaste

There is a large choice of toothpaste on the market and most people don't know how to pick the right one and for which ingredients to look out for. The most important thing however is that your toothpaste should clean your teeth, as well as fight plaque and cavities, whether it is gel, paste or liquid.

It is also crucial that when you are choosing your toothpaste, you should pick one that does not contain irritating ingredients. Here is what you need to be looking for.


Fluoride

This natural mineral is an important ingredient that strengthens and nourishes the tooth enamel. It protects it as well from as well from cavities, erosion and decay.


Tartar control

If your objective is to reduce tartar deposits and buildup on your teeth, pick a toothpaste with pyrophosphates.


Sensitive teeth

To ease your teeth sensitivity (whenever you eat ice cream or drink hot beverage your teeth would twinge), using a desensitizing paste would be the right option for you.


Whitening

Though whitening toothpaste cannot replace the whitening of a dentist, it prevents teeth stains. It can help you have a white clear smile and boosts the brightness of your smile.

However whitening toothpastes can have some effects if used very frequently unless they contain a low (less than 70) relative dentine abrasivity (RDA).


Gum Health Toothpaste

Dental plaque could sometimes cause gum disease. Certain toothpastes help in controling the development of dental plaque and prevent the possibility of gum disease.

For people who suffer from periodontitis or gingivitis, toothpastes containing antibacterials may be recommended for use by a dentist.


Organic Toothpaste

Natural toothpaste (without chemicals) relies on more natural ingredients which are often considered healthier for the mouth. However this toothpaste does not usually contain fluoride and might be not that effective, as fluoride is still considered by professionals as the best against teeth decay.


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