What To Look For Before Choosing Your Toothpaste?

What To Look For Before Choosing Your Toothpaste?

Posted by SimpliSmiles on Jan 17 2022, 03:12 AM

Toothpaste is a substantial product that is used every day, multiple times a day. Selecting the right toothpaste could improve your teeth and overall health. Therefore, choosing the right kind of toothpaste plays an important role in your oral health.

But selecting the right kind of toothpaste can be a challenging task since there are so many types available in the market. The following things should be noted before making the purchase: 

Ingredients

  • It is important to check the label to identify the ingredients. It gives you a better sense of what the toothpaste is formulated to achieve. 
  • The most common ingredient everyone needs is fluoride. It helps to fight cavities and strengthens the enamel. 
  • It is important to check for potassium nitrate and strontium chloride. These ingredients could help sensitive teeth. 
  • Another active ingredient is sodium lauryl sulfate. This, however, causes coughing of the tissues in some people. People who notice sensitivity while using toothpaste containing this ingredient should discontinue use immediately. 
  • Xylitol is another ingredient that helps to prevent plaque buildup.

What the Toothpaste Is Formulated to Achieve

Toothpaste can be selected according to the needs of the person. It is categorized according to the goals such as whitening, tartar control, sensitive gums, and the like. To enhance the cosmetic appearance of the teeth, people can choose whitening toothpaste, though it could cause tooth sensitivity in some people.

People who tend to have high levels of tartar buildup can go for tartar control toothpaste. It should be used accordingly as it may also cause some light staining with excessive use. 

For most people's needs, fluoride toothpaste is more than sufficient. It serves well for almost all people. 

Brand and Certification

Some brands deliver better results than others. Those prescribed by the dentists cater well to the needs of people. They are prominent in the market because of how successful they are at obtaining results. 

Also, the toothpaste should bear the ADA seal of approval. ADA seal ensures that the product is safe to use and is guaranteed to live up to its claims when it comes to effectiveness.  

We, at SimpliSimles, make sure that our patient gets the right treatment, attention, and care needed from our top-class dentists. We also serve areas including Plainview, Syosset, Jericho, Bethpage, Massapequa, Levittown, and Westbury. You can get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us, and we'll guide you further. Call at (516) 336-4902 to book an appointment at our Hicksville office and (516) 756-0111 for the Farmingdale office.

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