Choosing a Toothpaste
Choosing a toothpaste can be difficult, there are so many options to choose from. There is whitening toothpaste, fluoride toothpaste, tartar control toothpaste, and many more. But which one works best for you ? This question can be answered based off your dental needs. The best way in figuring this out is by, scheduling an exam with your regular dentist. Your dentist can give you some tips on choosing the correct toothpaste and explain which toothpaste he recommends for you.
If by any chance you can’t schedule a dental exam, here are a few tips that might help. There’s plenty of toothpaste to choose from but no matter what brand make sure it is ADA approved. The American Dental Association conducts studies on the toothpaste for safety and efficacy. You can also trust claims made on packaging and labeling are true if they have the ADA seal. There are many counterfeits product that can have very dangerous ingredients, but there is peace of mind if you purchase an ADA approve toothpaste.
Another important factor in purchasing a toothpaste is making sure the toothpaste contains fluoride. Fluoride toothpaste helps remove plaque from the teeth and gums. Plaque can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Fluoride makes your tooth enamel stronger and it re-mineralizes areas that have acid damage. Fluoride has help lower tooth decay occurrences in adults and children.
Tartar control toothpaste are also very great to consider, most of tartar control toothpaste contain fluoride. Tartar control toothpaste helps prevent against any build up or gum disease. When there is a plaque on the teeth that isn’t removed promptly it hardens and creates tartar. Tartar can begin building up underneath the gum level leading to gum disease. Tartar is very difficult to remove and has to be professionally removed by a Dentist or Dental Hygienist.
If you have experience sensitivity on your teeth then it’s a good idea to switch to desensitizing toothpaste. Desensitizing toothpaste contain ingredients that block pain signals to the nerve. There are some pastes that soothe the nerves inside the tooth, and contain fluoride to re-mineralize the tooth and repair expose dentin. These toothpaste will usually treat sensitive teeth, if you don’t notice any change in sensitivity it’s a good idea to schedule a dental exam, to make sure there isn’t a bigger problem.
With so many options you can try different brands, to see which one best works for you. If you are still having trouble, you can visit your local Santa Ana Dentist Dr. Danial Kalantari. The Santa Ana office will give you a complimentary oral hygiene kit after dental exam and cleaning.Contact Us