If maintaining healthy teethis important to you, you may want to consider the important aspects of choosing the right toothpaste. Toothpastes don’t only clean teeth anymore, different types of toothpaste have added special ingredients to help fight or protect teeth in a variety of ways. The main ingredient for your toothpaste should always be fluoride.
Fluoride in toothpaste has been proven to help protect teeth against tooth decay. A pea-sized portion of fluoride toothpaste, used daily will help protect your teeth and gums and greatly lowers your risk of getting cavities. Other special ingredients in toothpaste can help protect against plaque build-up, tooth decay, tarter build-up and gingivitis. There are certain toothpastes that focus on whitening teeth or desensitizing teeth.
With a growing number of adults facing the risk of gingivitis, it can be beneficial to use toothpaste that has an added antibacterial ingredient. If you have a concern about gingivitis you may want to consider toothpaste that can ward off germs for up to 12 hours. Your dental professional can help you find a brand of toothpaste that will help in the fight against gingivitis.
If tooth sensitivity is a problem, you will want to use toothpaste that helps relieve your sensitivity symptoms. Tooth sensitivity can be a larger concern than issues with hot or cold food or beverages. Be sure to let your dentist know if you are suffering from sensitive teeth.
It is important to look for the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of acceptance on your toothpaste to see if that particular toothpaste will meet your oral health needs. We recommend choosing a toothpaste brand that tastes and feels good to your teeth and mouth. If you have questions regarding toothpaste, ask your dentist. Your dentist or dental hygienist can recommend specific toothpastes that focus on the changing needs of your oral health.