When it comes to toothpaste shopping, it can often feel like there are just too many options. And since certain toothpaste types are designed to target different things – some fight cavities while others remove stains – if you don’t pick the right one, you may not doing yourself any favours. To ensure you’re getting the right toothpaste for your specific needs, you first need to know which is best for you. Here’s the guide you need to help determine the right type for your oral condition.
Whitening & Stain Removal
This type of toothpaste is good for those with yellow or discoloured teeth. What makes these whitening toothpastes so effective is that they contain unique ingredients and a mild abrasive to help remove stains and give your teeth a gentle polish.
For those who are prone to cavities, you may want to purchase toothpaste that can help prevent cavity-causing acids from forming. Toothpaste with mineral fluoride is best to fight off the bacteria and keep your teeth cavity-free.
Those with sensitive teeth and gums or exposed roots, know that certain toothpastes cause pain and irritation. To help relieve the pain and get a quality cleaning you should opt for toothpaste with a desensitizing agent. One of the most well-known brands recommended by dentists and approved by the Canadian Dental Association is Sensodyne.
If your dentist has recommended for you to use a tartar-fighting toothpaste, you’ll want to look for one that contains pyrophosphates or zinc citrate. Many of the brands even advertise “tartar protection” right on the box. These types of toothpaste are specially formulated to prevent the tough from removing plaque from forming on your teeth in the first place.
When you’re looking for toothpaste that is free of fluoride and other chemicals, you should look for an all-natural herbal toothpaste. There are a number of brands available in drugstores across the Canada that are just as effective as their fluoride counterparts.
There are a number of toothpastes that are perfect for those who wear dentures. Denture-specified toothpaste brands don’t contain agents that can cause scratches on the dentures. They also have antibacterial agents that help prevent odours that can be common with dentures.
When in doubt, consult with your dentist. At Rockcliffe Dental, we provide our clients with the necessary after-care information to safeguard their oral health once they leave the clinic. To find out more about our client-focused services and how you can register at our clinic, contact us today!