Have you ever found yourself staring at all the colorful boxes of toothpaste on a store shelf thinking about which one is best for you? When you are looking for toothpaste, they tend to make various claims about cavity protection, sensitivity, tartar, gingivitis, plaque, whitening and breath-freshening.
To pick the right toothpaste for you, look for a toothpaste with at least 1,000 parts per million fluorides that come with approval from the American Dental Association. All else is just a matter of preference. It comes down to how fresh the toothpaste makes your mouth feel and how well it cleans your teeth. Some brands claim to offer various benefits so it can be confusing indeed. Read on to learn more about the tips for selecting the right toothpaste for you!
Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?
Whitening toothpaste does work but most of them do not have enough whitening ingredients to show results in the short term. Plus, it may cause also cause sensitivity with long-term use.
Should I Rinse with Water after Brushing
For any toothpaste, you reap greater benefits by not rinsing straightaway after brushing your teeth because it gives the ingredients time to be fully absorbed into your gums and teeth. But people still want to rinse. Additionally, sensitive toothpaste doesn’t taste as good as the regular one.
Rinsing after brushing minimizes benefits because you are washing away the fluoride that helps diminish sensitivity and re-mineralize teeth. A good rule to follow is no rinsing, drinking or eating until 30 minutes after brushing.
Should I Try Aloe Vera Toothpaste?
You may see various brands advertising toothpaste that contains aloe vera. You might be wondering if that has any benefit for your oral health. There is little evidence that aloe vera helps reduce plaque better than traditional toothpaste. Some of those brands might lack fluoride, which is an essential part of toothpaste.
What about Charcoal Toothpaste?
Charcoal toothpaste has become the latest trend to hit the market and marketing campaigns. In general, avoid using any charcoal-containing products on your teeth. Charcoal is abrasive, and there is little to no evidence that shows any benefit to using it. Charcoal can damage the enamel layer of your teeth and result in long-term sensitivity
Together with flossing, using good toothpaste is an important part of the dental care routine. The toothpaste helps to enhance the cleaning power of your toothbrush. Make sure that they contain fluoride so they will effectively remove plaque that forms on your teeth and gums after eating.
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