What toothpaste should I use?

WHAT TOOTHPASTE SHOULD I USE?

We all want to look after our teeth, to have a pearly white smile that doesn’t break the bank. One of the basic decision we all face on a daily basis to ensure our teeth are healthy and well cleaned is the toothpaste we decide to use. This decision is so important, it could have ramifications for years to come. Before we can made a decision we need to know what toothpaste is.

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WHAT IS TOOTHPASTE?

Toothpaste is an abrasive that aids in removing plaque and food from teeth; It is used to promote oral hygiene. However, if you are lazy with your brushing technique it won’t work.

FLUORIDE – WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Fluoride is the most important component in any good toothpaste. It is the primary reason tooth decay and cavities have declined dramatically over the years.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that protects your teeth when you eat. Every time you consume food, it leaves trace elements of sugar and starch on your teeth.

Fluoride helps  to strengthen tooth enamel, this added strength makes your teeth less susceptible to chipping and cracking.

Fluoride also fights off previous damage by reversing the process of tooth decay. So for these two reasons it is so important that when you are shopping for toothpaste you pick one that has fluoride.

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WHAT TOOTHPASTE SHOULD I USE? 

So now you know when shopping for toothpaste it is so important to make sure the toothpaste you choose has fluoride, but what brand is best for you?

The brand you choose we all depend on what you want from the toothpaste and your lifestyle, For example:

If you are a smoker or coffee drinker you should choose a brand with the highest fluoride content.  (The highest concentration of fluoride you can buy over the counter is Sensodyne – you are looking for a minimum of 1000 PPM)

If you have yellow teeth, you need a toothpaste that has a higher number of silicates – Silica is used in tooth whitening toothpastes, to it will gradually alter the shade from yellow back to white.

If you have sensitive gums and/or teeth, the best toothpaste to use would be one that treats the underlying problem of sensitivity.

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