Toothpaste Styles & Their Impact on Your Oral Health

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Choosing the right toothpaste can make a difference in your oral health. Some toothpaste specializes in helping specific dental problems. Let’s review some common toothpaste types and which would be helpful for you.

Fluoride Toothpaste

You should always choose a toothpaste that contains fluoride. This mineral plays a critical role in your oral health. Fluoride can protect your teeth from decay and possibly help reverse early tooth decay.

Sensitivity Toothpaste

Sensitive teeth may benefit from sensitivity toothpaste. Sensitive teeth occur when enamel has worn down and exposes the dentine layer. This layer is more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Sensitivity toothpaste contains compounds that block the nerves and lowers sensitivity.

Natural Toothpaste

Some people choose natural toothpaste because they prefer an herbal way to clean their teeth. Natural toothpaste usually contains essential oils and herbal extracts. However, they often don’t contain fluoride, which is necessary for preventing tooth decay.

Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste may be one of the most popular toothpaste. It contains abrasive ingredients meant to remove stains and brighten your smile. Yet some people find that whitening toothpaste can irritate their gums and cause teeth sensitivity.

You should know that whitening toothpaste is not as effective as professional teeth whitening treatments at the dentist’s office.

Children’s Toothpaste

If you have children, they should use different toothpaste from the adults. Toothpaste for children needs to be a more mild version. Children’s toothpaste often has less fluoride and abrasive agents. You may also find that children’s toothpaste comes in more fun flavors to encourage children to brush their teeth.

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