How to Pick the Right Toothpaste for You?

Are you wondering what brand of toothpaste you should use to help you achieve a healthy set of teeth? Here are some tips that could help you make an informed decision about what toothpaste to buy.

When you’re shopping for toothpaste, you’ll realize that all brands make claims about what their toothpaste can do for your oral health.

For example, one brand of toothpaste may claim to protect your teeth from cavities and gums from gingivitis. Another brand promises to prevent tartar or plaque while it whitens your teeth.

But to choose the right toothpaste for you, you need a name that has 1,000 parts per million fluorides. Plus, it should have a stamp of approval by the American Dental Association.

It all comes down to how well it can clean your teeth or how it makes your mouth feel. Unfortunately, some brands offer other benefits that can make purchasing a lot more difficult.

Should you use a whitening toothpaste?

It works. However, it doesn’t have sufficient ingredients that can make your teeth brighter. If you wish to have whiter teeth, make sure to talk to your dentist.

OTC whitening products can cause sensitivity if you use it for an extended period.

What type of toothpaste can treat sensitive teeth?

There are several kinds of toothpaste available that can help your sensitive teeth. You can choose an OTC product, which is more affordable. But it’s not that effective.

On the other hand, you could ask your dentist about toothpaste for your sensitive tooth. Prescription toothpaste for this purpose may be more expensive than an OTC product. But it’s all worth it.

OTC sensitive toothpaste does work well. However, if your sensitivity persists, then you should ask your dentist about prescription-strength toothpaste for your tooth sensitivity problem.

How to maximize the benefits of toothpaste?

For many of us, we rinse our mouth after brushing. However, some dentists recommend not rinsing after brushing. It allows the ingredients to be absorbed by your teeth and gums.

A good rule of thumb here is to avoid rinsing 30 minutes after brushing. Then, don’t eat or drink until half an hour of brushing.

Can all toothpaste restore enamel?

If it’s fluoridated toothpaste, then it can restore your tooth’s enamel. But it can only do so if the enamel has not yet decayed. If it’s a decayed tooth, then fluoridated toothpaste can no longer do the trick.

How about natural toothpaste?

All natural toothpaste products are effective in fighting cavities, as long as it has the ADA seal. You may also choose to have an all natural toothpaste that has whitening ingredients. But before you choose it, make sure to talk to your dentist.

What is the best toothpaste for dentures?

Any toothpaste that works for regular teeth can work for dentures. That said, any ADA-approved toothpaste will do the job in cleaning your dentures. However, if you could find a denture-cleansing toothpaste, then that would be better.

To know more about how to pick the right toothpaste for you and your family, please contact Michael Mabry, DDS MAGD office.