What to Look for in a Toothpaste
You already know how to find the right toothbrush, but have you ever thought about which toothpaste was best? A lot of us just buy the same toothpaste over and over again, or we gravitate to whatever's on sale.
Our team wants to break the habit. That's why we've put together a short guide of some tips for choosing the right toothpaste for you.
Protect Your Teeth
One of the most important jobs your toothpaste does is protect your teeth. Most of the time, toothpastes contain fluoride, which the Food and Drug Administration and American Dental Association recognize for cavity prevention.
Most toothpastes include 1500 parts per million fluoride, which means that a little goes a very long way. Many dentists recommend choosing toothpastes that include fluoride to keep your teeth and enamel healthy.
Tone Down Sensitivity
Many people suffer from sensitive teeth, caused when the gums recede and expose the root. To combat this, many companies produce sensitive teeth toothpaste. This can help to make teeth less sensitive to heat and cold.
If you're using a sensitive toothpaste and you aren't happy with it, make sure to talk to your dentist! They might be able to get you a prescription toothpaste instead.
Don't Be Abrasive
This is probably just good advice overall. Still, when it comes to your teeth, it's important to clean without scrubbing too hard. Some toothpastes contain abrasive materials like charcoal or baking soda.
Be careful when you use these, since they can also damage enamel. You want healthy teeth, not ones that have been over cleaned!
Did You Know?
When people finish brushing their teeth, most of us rinse the toothpaste out. When you do this, you give important substances like fluoride less time to help make your teeth healthy. Next time you brush, resist the urge to rinse!
Are you looking for a great toothbrush to pair with your amazing new toothpaste? Look no further. We've got you covered.