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    A Guide to the Different Types of Toothpaste

    April 20, 2017

    One of the things that a lot of people wonder is what type of toothpaste they should buy for them and their family. There are a lot of types from which to choose. Below we have listed the different types of toothpastes you can use to clean your teeth.

    Whitening – This type of toothpaste uses chemicals or scrubbing materials to remove stains from teeth.

    Tartar control – This type of toothpaste helps with preventing tartar from building up on your teeth. Tartar on teeth only can be removed by your dentist, so you should start using this type of toothpaste after you see your dentist.

    Desensitizing – Your teeth become sensitive when your roots are exposed or your enamel is weakened. This often happens due to receding gums. This toothpaste creates a barrier so that irritants are blocked from reaching your nerves.

    Fluoride – Fluoride is essential to the health of your teeth and any kind of toothpaste. It strengthens your teeth and helps prevent cavities, it also helps to add minerals to your teeth that have been worn down by acid, helping fight sensitivity. It’s a great choice for those who are in need of extra help protecting their smile from getting cavities, like seniors and children. It’s a good choice if your water doesn’t have fluoride.

    Gum Health – When plaque is found under your gums, it can result in gum disease. Even though this type of toothpaste isn’t the professional solution, it can help with controlling plaque and preventing future gum disease.

    Smoker – These types of toothpaste have materials in them that are abrasive and great for removing stains. They’re not usually recommended by dentists since they can damage your gums and teeth a lot more.

    Fresh Breath – Like a lot of mouthwashes, they’re made for masking bad breath. However, they do not treat halitosis.

    Natural – If you’re not comfortable brushing using chemicals, a natural toothpaste might be a good idea. They have ingredients that are all natural, but they have different results. Some of the natural pastes also don’t contain fluoride, therefore it’s a good idea to read the label prior to buying.

    Children’s – These kinds of toothpaste have been made so that they’re meeting children’s special needs. Since children often get cavities, a child’s toothpaste will often have fluoride in it. Children who are young should use a tiny amount and they should always be supervised while brushing to ensure they don’t swallow the toothpaste.

    Baking Soda – Baking soda has a history since it used to be what people used for cleaning their teeth. Even though it offers no type of therapeutic value, there are people who enjoy using it over others since they love that fresh feeling that’s in their mouth once they’re done brushing.

    Gels – There are some gels that contain mouthwash, and this is why there are people who prefer the gel’s taste or consistency rather than a toothpaste. Even though you may feel fresher after brushing with a gel, there isn’t any type of proof that they’ll do any better than a toothpaste. They generally won’t contain fluoride either.

    Powders – There are also dry powders that you can use for cleaning your teeth. They’re a lot more abrasive when compared to toothpaste.

    If you aren’t sure what you should use, you can always discuss it with your dentist. They’ll be glad to give you some advice on the product that you should use for your dental health.

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