Thursday 29 September 2016

Guide to Choosing the Right Toothpaste

Toothpaste. It can be a tricky decision to make, as the choices are endless; sensitivity ones, children’s toothpaste that tastes like bubblegum, whitening toothpaste. Where do you begin? The answer is here. We have put together the ultimate guide to toothpaste, which will make your toothpaste buying easy, appropriate for your teeth and dare we say it, fun!
Sensitive teeth toothpaste is the one to choose if (yes, you guessed it!) you suffer from sensitive teeth! This means that if you experience any sharp pain when eating hot or cold food, the ingredients in sensitive toothpaste can help de-sensitise the nerve endings and help reduce sensitivity. They are also designed to be gentler to the teeth and gums.
Smoker’s toothpaste is designed to remove nicotine and tar stains from the teeth as well as tackle bad breath, which is caused by smoking.
Children’s toothpaste is designed to have less fluoride as too much fluoride can cause stains on developing teeth. It is also often flavoured differently, as kids enjoy fruity or sweet tasting toothpastes, which helps brushing time more enjoyable for both parents and kids!
Tartar control toothpaste is for anyone who has a build-up of tartar on their teeth and gums and wants to prevent any further build up. However, although using this toothpaste may help, please make an appointment with your dentist or hygienist to help you attend to the problem.
Teeth whitening toothpaste. A quick warning; before using teeth whitening toothpaste, consult your dentist as whitening toothpastes can sometimes be too harsh for the teeth and can lead to sensitivity.
Baking soda toothpastes may be the choice for you if prefer a different flavour than the typical mint toothpastes. 
If you have any questions about which toothpaste best suits your teeth, just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help to answer all of your paste related questions.