Five things to Consider When Choosing a toothpaste

Adolfo Gann
Oct 21, 2017 · 4 min read
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If you’ve gone to the store anytime in the last ten or so years, you’ve probably seen the shelves stocked to the brim with toothpastes to choose from. There are so many, and when you look at this, you might have a complete headache, and aren’t sure of what to go for. Well, you’re about to find out the five factors that you should consider if you’re going to be buying toothpaste, and five things to remember to make toothpaste buying easy for you.

The first, is you want to get fluoride. No exceptions. This is the most important thing to look for, since it’s a naturally-occurring mineral that keeps the teeth cavity-free and prevents it from happening. It will also greatly strengthen the enamel of the tooth in order to reverse the early stages of tooth decay, and it can help when coping with tooth sensitivity. If nothing else, make sure that you have this.

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Then there is tartar control. Plaque is something that can harden and turn into tartar if you don’t remove it with the right hygiene, and if you do this wrong, it can create tons of issues for you. There are some toothpastes that are made to fight this so that it doesn’t become worse. The ingredients that you should be looking for when trying to fight tartar, are those that are zinc citrate, or pyrophosphates. These two are the two that you should be watching out for.

Whitening is the next, and if you want to have a brighter smile, this is a good option for you. however, if you’re wanting to avoid abrasive particles, do consult your dentist about this. This doesn’t contain peroxide though, which might be nicer on the teeth and lessen the chance of tooth sensitivity. If you’re worried about the effectiveness, just know that it isn’t as strong as say professional whitening, but it’s still strong enough and pretty gentle on the teeth, so you don’t’ have to worry about hurting them.

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If you have sensitive teeth, you should watch out for this, and make sure that you get the right toothpaste for yourself. Sensitive teeth means that you’re sensitive to hot and cold things, including the air around you. This is often a sign of an underlying issue, but if you’ve already seen the dentist and are getting treatment, toothpaste that contain potassium nitrate or strontium chloride can help with both of these, since this is made for it. The best ones for sensitive teeth at the end of the day however are those that are prescription ones you get from the Dentist Chandler AZ. Typically, this also has a higher percentage of fluoride compared to others, so you’ll also be strengthening the teeth as well, so talk to your doctor if you want to get on that, and they should be able to help you.

Finally, you want something with the American Dental Association seal of approval on it. If it doesn’t have it on there, it means that it doesn’t safely do as it promises, and it might not be as effective as it should be. You should make sure that whatever toothpaste you buy does contain that, and it is important to watch out for this. at the end of the day, if you are stumped and you just want something with simple fluoride in it, get one that is ADA approved, because all of those automatically contain fluoride, which in turn will allow you to make your choice in a much simpler manner, and you’ll be getting a quality product.

When it comes to whitening your teeth, or taking care of them, or just overall bettering them, you want to make sure that you’ve got the paste to prove it. by taking care of this, and doing all of this with all of the factors listed in there, you’ll be able to choose a toothpaste that is right for you. do this, and you’ll be surprised at the difference that this makes, and what will happen in turn when you do. It can drastically improve your oral health, and make everything better as well over time for you.

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