Which Toothpaste is Right For You?
All Natural Toothpaste Toothpastes containing all natural ingredients can be just as effective as anti-microbial toothpastes. Tomâ€™s of Main is a great all natural toothpaste that contains the ADA seal of approval.
Whitening Toothpaste Whitening toothpastes are more popular than ever. They contain mild abrasives that help polish teeth and prevent the buildup of additional stains. However, they arenâ€™t really helpful when it comes to getting rid of older discolorations. When looking for a whitening toothpaste, look for pastes or gels that contain modified silicone abrasives. Brands such as Rembrandt and Crest have great whitening toothpaste options. If you donâ€™t see any changes in your teeth after about a month, talk to your dentist.
Cavity Fighting Toothpaste Everyday your teeth are exposed to harmful bacteria that can cause plaque buildup if you donâ€™t practice the proper dental hygiene. When this harmful bacteria eats away at your teeth, it can cause cavities. When looking for toothpastes that help fight against cavities, look for ones that contain the mineral fluoride. Fluoride coats and protects teeth from cavity-causing acids.
Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth or Gums If your dentist has ruled out cavities or gum disease, you may be brushing your teeth too hard, or have sensitive teeth and gums. When looking for a toothpaste for sensitive teeth or gums, opt for one containing a desensitizing ingredient such as strontium chloride or potassium nitrate. A great brand for sensitive teeth and gums is Sensodyne toothpaste.
Tartar Prevention Toothpaste Tartar buildup comes from plaque that has hardened. Once tartar builds up on your teeth, the only way to remove it is by going to your dentist and having them pick away at it. However, there are toothpastes that help prevent the buildup of tartar. If you need a tartar-fighting toothpaste, look for toothpastes containing zinc citrate or pyrophosphates. Crest Tartar Protection is an ADA approved toothpaste.
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