The basics of toothpaste
There are a lot of toothpastes out in the market today. Choosing the perfect toothpaste that will work best for you can sometimes be overwhelming. Toothpaste can be available in a paste or gel. While there are many types of toothpaste, there are some ingredients that are common across the board including:
- Abrasive agents
This is the ingredient that helps in removing food, bacteria, and stain on your teeth and it includes calcium carbonate and silicates.
To make toothpaste taste better, artificial sweeteners are added. Most people will think that toothpaste is in mint flavor but in reality, toothpaste flavor is available in a variety of flavors such as cinnamon and bubblegum – a perfect choice of flavor for kids.
This is the ingredient that adds thickness to the toothpaste such as gums and gooey molecules that can be found in seaweeds. It helps maintain the texture of the toothpaste.
When you brush your teeth, you will see suds. Those are sodium lauryl sulfate.
So, how to choose the right toothpaste for you? What kind of toothpaste should you use? Before you can choose, you should know the different types of toothpaste first which includes:
- Fluoride toothpaste
- Tartar control toothpaste
- Whitening toothpaste
- Toothpaste for sensitive teeth
The right toothpaste is the one that suits your specific needs according to your dental needs. For example, a person with sensitive teeth should choose desensitizing toothpaste because it works well with sensitive teeth. It contains specific compounds and ingredients that blocks the part of the teeth from sending pain signals.
Choose an ADA approve toothpaste that contains dentist approved ingredients. If you find it hard to follow a strict dental hygiene, choose a toothpaste flavor that will entice you to brush your teeth. Whatever your choice is, always make sure that it suits your dental needs accordingly.
With so many options available, it’s easy to get lost but when you consider your own choice and dental needs, you can be sure to find the best toothpaste for you.