If you are lazy about your oral hygiene, no toothpaste in the entire world will save your smile. For those of you that follow your dentist’s orders, finding the right toothpaste can help you prevent stained teeth, gum pain, cavities, and other dental issues later down the line.
It is completely natural for your teeth to start staining. You probably want to try every teeth whitening product in the book; however, there are teeth whitening toothpaste out on the market too. This toothpaste usually will contain a mild abrasive that will polish your teeth and hopefully prevent any buildup of additional stains in the future. However, the toothpaste will not work very well on older stains.
To whiten your smile, you should look for toothpastes that are made with modified silicone abrasives. The two popular ones are Rembrandt Deeply White and Ultra Brite Advance Whitening. If for any reason you are not happy with the results after a month of use, you can always ask your dentist about his solutions.
Did you know all day every day, there is a sticky film of bacteria that is forming on your teeth? That so called film is known as plaque, and it can certainly interact with foods, mainly sugary foods. It produces acid that will eat at your tooth’s enamel, which result in cavities.
So, to help prevent any cavities from forming it is best to get toothpaste with mineral fluoride. It will coat your teeth and protect them from plaque. Even though, most toothpaste does contain fluoride, any of the toothpastes that have the ADA seal will do the trick.
Sensitive Teeth & Gums
If your dentist says that your have no cavities and root infections, your issue may be you are brushing way too hard. Not to mention, you could also have sensitive gums or roots, which do not mean you practice poor oral hygiene.
Your best bet will be to get toothpaste that contains a desensitizing ingredient such as, potassium nitrate and strontium chloride. A common brand for sensitive teeth and comes are Sensodyne.
Tartar, which your dentist may also refer as “calculus” comes from plaque that has harden on your teeth. No matter how much you brush, once the tartar is on your teeth, only the dentist can scape it off. However, luckily for you, there are toothpaste that helps fight against tartar, which will prevent plaque from hardening. You will need to look at the ingredients label and pick out ones that have pyrophosphates and zinc citrate. A popular tartar fighting toothpaste is Crest Tartar protection.
If you are looking for all-natural toothpaste, you’re in luck. There are natural herbal toothpaste and they are just as good as any anti-microbial toothpastes. As long as they have the ADA seal of approval on it, you should not worry about it not protecting your teeth. A great all-natural toothpaste is Tom’s of Main, which offers anti-cavity and whitening toothpastes.
Toothpaste for your natural regular teeth will work just as fine for your dentures. So basically any ADA approved toothpaste will do the trick. However, it has been studied that effervescent tables will clean more effectively than brushing.
As you can see there are many options to choose from. Go out and pick the best toothpaste for your mouth. Just remember if it has the ADA seal of approval, it will work and keep your teeth protected from cavities.