The next time you want to feel overwhelmed, take a spin down the toothpaste aisle at the grocery store. What — impossible decisions aren’t really your thing? It’s not piece of cake picking the right toothpaste for you and your family, and the thing you should know is that there may not be a single formula that will suit all of your varied needs. Your dentist in Marietta knows the struggle and has more below on how to choose a toothpaste based on several factors — including special blends for kids and whitening and anti-sensitivity for you.
Most adults would like to improve the shade of their dingy or discolored teeth — and a whitening toothpaste may provide some help erasing the appearance of the stains that live on the surface of the tooth enamel (extrinsic stains). Whitening toothpaste is completely safe and can be an affordable way to brighten the smile. For the best results, however, you should visit your dentist for a professional whitening treatment.
Kids Love Fun Colors and Characters
Your child may be a tad reluctant to join in on the oral hygiene routine, and that is completely normal. Toothbrushing isn’t the most fun part of any kid’s day — but it’s better when the toothbrush and paste come in their favorite characters, designs, and colors. Plus, toothpaste flavors that may make you want to run (like bubblegum, berry blast, and others) can get your child to actually look forward to brushing their teeth.
Anti-Sensitivity for Heat and Cold
If you find yourself wincing in response to a hot cup of coffee during winter or ice-cold refreshment this time of year, you may want to consider picking up a toothpaste that fights sensitivity. These work by blocking the tubules that lead to the sensitive nerve endings, protecting you from the discomfort that makes you say “ouch.” With regular use, you should notice some relief from sensitivity after about two weeks. For severe or lasting discomfort upon exposure to heat and cold, however, you should talk to your dentist.
Fluoride for All
No matter the toothpaste that you choose, make sure it comes with the American Dental Association’s seal of approval. This means it is guaranteed to contain fluoride — the mineral that plays a critical role in strengthening the tooth enamel to fight cavities and reducing bacteria to protect your smile against gum disease. Using a fluoridated toothpaste for two minutes, twice a day will help you tremendously on your quest for a healthy, long-lasting smile!
Posted on behalf of Envision Dental
130 Vann Street NE Ste #210
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 425-0448Mon - Thur 8AM - 5PM