If you’ve been shopping for toothpaste recently, you will probably have noticed that there hundreds of different products on offer, so how do you choose which toothpaste is best for you?
We recommend using fluoride toothpaste, as fluoride helps to strengthen the enamel ad protect the teeth from decay and damage. Most toothpastes contain fluoride, but you should take care when buying products for children, as the level of fluoride in adult toothpaste may be too high and it is usually best to stick to children’s oral hygiene products, particularly with children under the age of 6 years old.
Toothpaste for sensitive teeth
Sensodyne is the leading toothpaste brand for sensitive teeth and they have a range of products, which are designed to reduce sensitivity, provide relief from pain caused by sensitivity and protect the enamel. Sensitivity is caused by the enamel becoming worn; this results in the dentin being exposed.
The jury is out on whitening toothpaste, as some studies have shown that they have little effect. You may notice minor changes in the shade of your teeth, but if you are looking for drastic results, a professional whitening treatment is a much more reliable option.
Toothpaste features and benefits
If you take time to read the labels or packaging on toothpaste, you will see the features of the toothpaste listed; these usually include fighting bad breath, preventing gum disease and strengthening the teeth, but you can also buy products that claim to whiten the teeth and remove surface stains, repair and protect the enamel and tackle plaque.
If you have any questions about toothpaste or any other oral hygiene products, our dentists and dental hygienists will be happy to answer them and recommend products, which will benefit you and cater for your individual needs. Contact us at Cabinteely Dental Care near Foxrock Village for more oral hygiene information.