5 Things to Look for When Choosing a New Toothpaste

Practicing proper oral hygiene is essential to the overall oral health, no matter what your age is. Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing after meals removes plaque, food particles and tartar from your mouth , between your teeth and along the gum lining. However, the type of toothpaste used is very important and it should be able to protect against cavities and repair and strengthen your enamel.

Importance of brushing your teeth with toothpaste

Brushing your teeth twice daily using toothpaste is an important part of proper oral hygiene. Toothpaste helps to whiten your teeth by removing plaque, built up tartar and food particles from your gum lining and on your teeth. It also helps prevent bad breath by removing food particles from your mouth. Some toothpastes are used in teeth whitening while others are meant to reduce teeth sensitivity. There are toothpastes that have the ability to repair and protect your teeth enamel while strengthening your teeth too. Choosing a new toothpaste should be based on what you want to achieve with the new toothpaste.

Five things to look for when choosing a new toothpaste

1. Fluoride levels

When selecting toothpaste for your kid who is under the age of two years old, ensure that the toothpaste has no fluoride. For the children who can spit out toothpaste, their toothpaste should contain low levels of fluoride. Fluoride helps to protect and repair the tooth enamel from cavities and strengthens their teeth. However, fluoride intake leads to dental fluorosis. Therefore toothpaste that has lower levels of fluoride or doesn’t have any at all, is ideal for your children’s teeth.

Teeth brushing for your children is important for their proper oral hygiene and to protect them against cavities and gum diseases since they tend to consume a lot of sugars. Flavored toothpaste encourages your children to let their teeth be brushed.

2. Teeth sensitivity

If your teeth are sensitive, avoid toothpastes that contain ingredients that enhance tooth sensitivity such as whitening toothpaste. Instead, choose a toothpaste for teeth sensitivity as it helps reduce the painful sensation of teeth sensitivity.

3. Beneficial reasons

Fluoride toothpaste protects your teeth against decay. It also helps in the process of remineralization. This helps in the repair of teeth enamel after an acid attack. If the acid attacks do not happen frequently, fluoride toothpaste helps to repair and strengthen your teeth. Finding a toothpaste that is not only beneficial to the enamel of the tooth, but also the mouth as a whole is the best way to ensure that your oral hygiene stays in the best shape possible. 

4. Teeth whitening

If your teeth are discolored, and you want to make them regain their natural white color or become whiter, choose a toothpaste that contains hydrogen peroxide, which is a teeth bleaching ingredient. It may also contain carbamide peroxide which breaks down to produce hydrogen peroxide.

5. Built up tartar

If teeth are not regularly cleaned, plaque can harden to form tartar, which contains bacteria. The tartar can cause teeth to stain as well as make you prone to gum diseases. Some toothpastes contain abrasives which remove the tartar and brighten your teeth.

The toothpaste you settle on should be approved by the dentist board to prevent buying kinds that could harm your teeth and gums, or toothpaste that have no beneficial effects on your oral health. The toothpaste should help you achieve your needs, be it whitening your teeth or reducing the painful sensation caused by teeth sensitivity.

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