Perhaps you don’t give much thought to the brand and type of toothpaste you purchase. Rather, you grab whatever is on sale or has nice packaging.
However, it’s important to take the different types of toothpaste into consideration when deciding on a toothpaste. Make note of the following information to help you choose the right toothpaste for you.
Most importantly, you need to pick a toothpaste you like well enough to use daily. As long as it has the seal of the American Dental Association, you can’t go wrong.
There are certain toothpastes that have specific benefits, which is good to consider:
- Antimicrobial toothpastes can help prevent cavities and is good for sensitive mouths.
- Tartar control toothpastes help to prevent tartar and stains from forming on your teeth. However, if you already have a lot of tartar build up, it will need to be removed professionally.
- Whitening toothpastes help to remove, as well as prevent stains, on your teeth. If used on a regular basis, it can make natural teeth look whiter by reducing the appearance of stains. Some users have reported a sensitivity due to the whitening agents, but now some whitening toothpastes also offer sensitivity protection.
There are also various types of toothpaste flavors to choose from. Of course there are still the standard flavors, like mint, and spearmint, but now there are a number of other flavors. You can opt for fennel, cinnamon-clove, apricot, green tea varieties, and more.
If you don’t want to commit to a full tube of toothpaste, but would like to try a new flavor, ask your dentist for samples or look for travel sized tubes. And don’t forget, flavored toothpaste for children can make brushing time fun.
Ask your Padden Dental dentist for more information about deciding on a toothpaste that is best for you.
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