What Type of Toothpaste Should I Use?

What Type of Toothpaste Should I Use?

We all know that we should be brushing our teeth twice daily, but with so many different toothpaste products available, choosing the right one can be difficult. Do we pick the first product we see? The ones that promises extra fresh breath? What about the one boasting cavity protection? While all toothpastes can help to clean your teeth, not all toothpastes are created equal. Learn which toothpaste is best for you, below.

If You Have Stained Teeth

If your teeth are stained, a whitening toothpaste may be the best option for you. These toothpastes contain a mild abrasive that helps to polish teeth and prevent future stains. While these toothpastes can lessen some surface stains, they won’t do much to older discolorations. For older, deeper stains, ask professionals at Daxon Dentistry about in-office solutions.

If You Have Had Cavities

Cavities occur when plaque buildup produces acids that eat away at your enamel, resulting in tiny holes. While everyone is susceptible to cavities, some individuals may be more prone to them. If you’re plagued by plaque buildup and cavities, toothpaste with cavity-fighting fluoride will likely be your best option.

If You Have Sensitive Gums and Teeth

Sensitive gums and teeth can be a painful problem. If it hurts to brush, try toothpaste specially formulated for sensitive teeth and gums. Opt for toothpastes that contain a desensitizing ingredient such as chloride, potassium nitrate, or strontium.

If You’re Looking for an All-Natural Product

For those who take a holistic approach to healthcare, all natural toothpaste is for you. All natural, herbal toothpastes are just as effective as “regular” toothpastes and come in a variety of fresh flavors too. Tom’s of Maine for example, is an all-natural toothpaste maker that offers ADA-approved fluoride, anti-cavity and whitening varieties.

Ask the Professionals at Daxon Dentistry

With so many different kinds of toothpastes on the market, there is something for everyone. Whichever toothpaste you choose, make sure you always look for the ADA seal on the box to ensure it has been approved by the American Dental Association. Still not sure which toothpaste is right for you? The professionals at Daxon Dentistry can help. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.