Toothpaste is something that you need to take seriously. The dentists in Woburn at Drs. Coakley & Trainor Dental Health Care understand that toothpaste isn’t the first thing on your mind, but there are some that you should definitely take the time to learn about. In our previous post, we gave you some information regarding fluoride toothpaste and how it works. Here’s some information on tartar control toothpaste, an important toothpaste our dentists recommend.
About Tartar Control Toothpaste
To begin, tartar control toothpaste is highly recommended as a daily toothpaste for people who have trouble fighting off plaque on their own. Tartar control toothpaste is one of the easiest toothpastes to find, and if you look hard enough, you can find a toothpaste that has both tartar control and fluoride in one! Everyone knows that everyone has tartar on their teeth, it just depends on how much tartar builds up on your teeth that matters. If plaque isn’t removed frequently through regular dentist appointments or proper oral hygiene techniques, it will harden into tartar. When this happen, these deposits of tartar will become much harder to remove. This is when tartar control toothpaste comes into play.
To prevent a buildup of tartar on your teeth, one of the easiest solutions is to buy tartar control toothpaste and use it daily. There are chemical compounds in this type of toothpaste, including zinc citrate and pyrophosphates, that have been proven effective to the fight against tartar buildup on teeth. And if you look closer at the tartar toothpastes you’re checking out at the drugstore, some toothpastes have an antibiotic called triclosan, which can kill off some of that plaque causing bacteria in your mouth.
While some toothpastes may be better for you than others depending on your oral health, you may want to speak to our dentist in Woburn for a second opinion. Schedule an appointment online today and continue reading our blog series to learn more about whitening toothpaste.