When it comes to your oral care, the dental care professionals at Drs. Coakley & Trainor Dental Health Care really want it to excel. With this in mind, we’ve put together a little toothpaste directory. This directory includes what type of toothpaste you should use if you have sensitive teeth, are looking to whiten your teeth, are searching for a great tartar control toothpaste and much more.
What kind of toothpaste is right for you?
Fluoride is an important ingredient to look for when choosing a toothpaste. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that dramatically drops the amount of tooth decay and/or cavity occurrence in many people’s oral health. Choose this toothpaste if you have trouble with cavities and tooth decay.
Tartar Control Toothpaste
Many tartar control toothpastes out there also have fluoride in them, but you have to double check! Tartar control toothpaste is all about controlling the bacteria on teeth that builds up. This bacteria is called plaque, and with proper dental care, you’ll be able to avoid tartar build up as much as possible.
Everyone wants whiter teeth. Pearly whites are marketed on TV all day long, and there are ads nearly everywhere we look. The common misconception made about whitening toothpaste is that it’s abrasive and could damage your teeth. However, the whitening toothpastes out there are no more damaging on your tooth enamel when compared to other types of toothpaste. It’s important to note that these whitening toothpastes do use abrasive particles or chemicals that bind to stains to help pull them off your tooth’s surface and effectively polish teeth.
Don’t go too far, we’ll have more blogs about the details of each toothpaste up next!