Which tooth paste
should I use?
These days you can buy plenty of different tooth pastes that whiten your teeth, fight plaque, freshen your breath and reduce tooth sensitivity. But what tooth paste is right for you?
Every toothpaste sounds like it might be worth trying. After all, we all want white teeth, fresher breath and a tooth paste that fights decay. But using three or four different toothpastes everyday is a definite no go for anyone. But how do we know what toothpaste is going to give us the results we want. With the ever growing toothpaste market many consumers are confused by all the different toothpastes available. But the fact is that many toothpastes have the same basic ingredients – most recognised toothpaste brands are actually made using a similar formula but the extra element that makes one more special than the other is just an added 'something' to the original recipe. Toothpastes will normally include flouride, which actively protects your teeth from decay. It will also include powdered calcium, which helps to strengthen teeth and to remove stains.
It is agreed by all dental professionals that a toothpaste that follows this basic recipe should be enough to keep your teeth healthy and free of decay. However, of course the toothpaste by itself is not enough – you have to put the effort in too! We recommend brushing twice every day, using a flouridated toothpaste, for at least two minutes along side daily flossing. It can be assummed that a toothpaste suitable for myself may not be suitable for you -so ask your dentist to recommend the right one for you at your next regular dental check up appointments.