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    A Guide to the Different Types of Toothpaste

    August 8, 2017

    There are so many different types of toothpaste that it can be hard to choose the one that is best for you. So here are some of the most common types and a short explanation of them, so that you can choose the one that is best for you and for your family’s needs.

    Tartar control toothpaste

    This type of toothpaste helps with preventing buildup of tartar. Unfortunately, it can’t reach the tartar that’s collecting below the gum line.

    Baking soda toothpaste

    This is toothpaste that is made of baking soda. There are a lot of people who prefer this taste when it’s compared with mint flavored toothpaste.

    Smoker’s toothpaste

    These toothpastes are made specifically to remove tar and nicotine stains on teeth due to smoking. It works down deeper than normal toothpaste to get to the tartar build up that is found deeper in your teeth.

    Sensitive teeth toothpaste

    There are people who have tooth sensitivity. This means that they are experiencing painful reactions anytime they eat cold or hot foods. This usually is caused by the dentine of their tooth root being exposed or gum disease. This will require further investigation when you go to a dentist. Often they will recommend that you use a toothpaste that’s made for people who have sensitive teeth.

    Tooth whitening toothpaste

    This type of toothpaste will vary in results and strength. Some of these types of toothpaste are very harsh and could cause damage to your teeth. It’s a good idea to get advice from your dentist before you use them.

    Children’s toothpaste

    This type of toothpaste is similar to toothpaste that adults use, but the toothpaste won’t contain as much fluoride. They often will have different tastes for children since kids like different flavors.

    Think about the types of problems you have and then choose the right type of toothpaste for you. If you aren’t sure which one is best, talk to your dentist. They will give you advice based on your dental health.

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