The first tasteless toothpaste was introduced by developers back in the 1800s and it came in a jar. Today, toothpaste is packed in tubes with different flavors and tailored to a variety of different dental needs for each individual. This may make it more confusing to choose the right kind of toothpaste. What’s most suitable for my teeth? Do I have bad breath? Do I need to kill gum disease? These answers may not be as easy to answer for many people, especially if they haven’t seen their dentist in a long time.
Dr. Ralhan is here to help you discover the different types of toothpaste and which is best for you. If you haven’t seen a dentist in over a year, it’s important to schedule an appointment today so you can receive a proper oral exam and ensure you have good oral health.
Most toothpaste contain fluoride which helps protect and strengthen teeth to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride can also help keep cavities at bay and repairs teeth that have suffered a breakdown of the tooth surface. It is recommended that any one of six years and older use a fluoride toothpaste, especially since younger kids are at higher risk for cavities. Additionally, people who are suffering from health issues that make them susceptible to tooth decay are recommended to use fluoride toothpaste.
Generally, young children don’t always feel the need to brush their teeth because they don’t like the minty taste of toothpaste. Luckily, there are various brands of toothpaste available that have tasty flavors that many kids will surely love and enjoy. It’s also important to find a toothpaste that is safe for children to swallow and that don’t have artificial preservatives and coloring because it is common for them to accidentally consume their toothpaste while brushing.
You can ask Dr. Ralhan or your dental hygienists which brands are suitable for younger children and the right amount of toothpaste to use according to the age of your child. Buying a fun toothpaste can even encourage your children to brush more!
Standard teeth cleaning is not enough to remove the tartar formation that may have built up between your teeth and gums. It requires a dental hygienist to remove it professionally in order to prevent gum disease. We recommend using tartar control toothpaste that helps remove plaque and stops from forming tartar deposits. It’s great for people who are prone to quicker buildup of tartar as well.
To see best results, use tartar control toothpaste at least twice a day and after meals to help eliminate plaque build-up. Also, don’t forget to brush your tongue because the bacteria that forms on your tongue can greatly contribute to the increase in tartar.
Have you experienced tingling sensations in your teeth while drinking hot beverages or eating ice cream? This is a sign of sensitive teeth or possibly, dentin hypersensitivity– a painful condition that occurs when the inner layer of tooth gets exposed. The sensitivity is apparent if there is an exposed root or a weak enamel.
If you have sensitive teeth Dr. Ralhan can recommend a desensitizing toothpaste that can give you relief. It’s important to find the proper toothpaste based on your oral health and severity of sensitivity so you don’t feel discomfort when brushing.
If you want to fight cavities and maintain pearly white teeth, it’s best to use toothpaste that would not only make your teeth cleaner but also brighter and healthier. Some toothpaste contains baking soda that prevents stains or peroxide that lightens the color of your teeth. You can use these different kinds of toothpaste that will work to enhance your smile, as well as prevent tooth decay and freshen your breath.
There are many choices available when finding a teeth whitening toothpaste and it can be overwhelming to make the right choice. To ensure using toothpaste that best suits your dental condition, the smartest thing to do is to consult our team at Ralhan Dental.