What to Look For Before Choosing Your Toothpaste

What to Look For Before Choosing Your Toothpaste

Posted by SimpliSmiles on Apr 11 2022, 12:42 PM

With so many toothpaste options on the market, it can be overwhelming to decide which one to use. Your oral health depends on your choice of toothpaste.

How to Choose Your Toothpaste

The current health of your teeth and gum can determine your choice of toothpaste. Choose the right toothpaste for you:

Sensitive teeth: Sensitivity is a sharp pain in the tooth when consuming hot or cold food. Teeth sensitivity is a result of weak enamel. 

Bad breath and plaque: Food leftover when mixed with bacteria in the mouth cause plaque and bad breath.

Tooth discoloration: Tooth discoloration can occur due to poor oral habits, food and beverages, or underlying health conditions.

Bleeding gum or gum infections: Soreness, red and swollen gums are signs of gum infection. 

Toothpaste for children: Fluoridated toothpaste helps to strengthen permanent teeth in children. 

What to Look For in Your Toothpaste

Different varieties of toothpaste fulfill various objectives, including tartar management, whitening, gingivitis control, or cavity control. When determining which option is ideal for you, consider the taste of your toothpaste and personal preferences.

ADA Approved Toothpaste

Whatever toothpaste you choose, it should have the ADA stamp of approval. It denotes that the product is safe to use and is effective. If toothpaste fails to achieve these fundamental requirements, it is generally not worth the money.

Fluoridated Toothpaste

Fluoride is very effective at preventing tooth decay and helps to retain minerals from toothpaste. Choosing fluoride-containing toothpaste is a simple way of assuring that the toothpaste will help improve your dental health.

Flavor and Texture of Toothpaste

The impact of flavor and texture of toothpaste have a significant influence, especially on children. Toothpaste with an unpleasant taste might reduce its efficacy. If you want to try a different flavor of toothpaste but don't want to commit to a complete tube if you don't like it, ask your dentist for a free sample.

What Does Your Dentist Recommend?

Your dentist knows your dental health, so consult with them about your best alternatives for finding an effective toothpaste. Certain dental conditions can impact the toothpaste you choose. Dentures and halitosis may influence the sort of toothpaste you use.

With these factors in mind, you will be able to find the right toothpaste for you, even in the most crowded toothpaste aisle. 

For more tips and comprehensive dental care, visit Simpli Smiles Dentistry 400 S Oyster Bay Rd #105, Hicksville, NY 11801. Call us at (516) 336-4902 for appointments. 

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