Imagine standing in front of many different types of toothpaste in the oral health aisle at your grocery store. You want to pick up something new that could help make your teeth look cleaner and brighter. 

But you decide to grab your regular toothpaste because there’s just too many to choose from!

We will explain what the different types of toothpaste do so you won’t get analysis paralysis the next time you’re shopping for toothpaste.

Fluoride Toothpaste

You probably already have this toothpaste on your bathroom sink at home. Fluoride is essential because it remineralizes your teeth to fight against cavities and tooth decay.

Note: Fluoride can be found in other toothpaste types, just be sure to do your research and chat to your dentist before swapping to another toothpaste.

Sensitivity Toothpaste

Biting into an ice cream and having it bite back is not a fun feeling. If you know that awful sensation, sensitivity toothpaste could be your savior. 

This type of toothpaste has ingredients that can protect the nerves in your teeth from feeling sensitive to hot and cold foods. 

Some people are lucky to feel the difference after a few days of using it, while others will have to wait a few weeks before experiencing results. 

Herbal Toothpaste

Natural or herbal toothpaste has organic ingredients in it which can be helpful for those who are sensitive to the chemicals in regular toothpaste.

Studies have shown that natural toothpaste effectively reduces plaque and gingivitis, however, most don’t contain fluoride. This means this type of toothpaste won’t protect your teeth against decay.

If you want a more natural alternative, be sure to choose a herbal toothpaste that has some fluoride in it. 

Whitening Toothpaste

If you’re trying to undo all the yellowing caused by coffee and tea, you may look to whitening toothpaste. 

They have gentle abrasives that remove the stains on the surface of your teeth, therefore making them lighter. 

We have teeth whitening treatments at Metro Dental Health, which are more effective in getting that sparkling smile. 

Tartar Control Toothpaste

Tartar is what forms when plaque builds up and hardens. It makes it hard to brush your teeth effectively.

Tartar control toothpaste prevents the formation of tartar but it does not get rid of existing tartar. You have to see a dentist for that!

Plus, most tartar control toothpaste has fluoride in it – double protection!

Children’s Toothpaste

It’s important to teach children how to maintain their dental health. Children’s toothpaste has less fluoride just in case they accidentally swallow the toothpaste while brushing.

It also comes in more kid-friendly flavors so that brushing is more enjoyable for them.

When it comes to toothpaste options, there’s something for everyone! If you need help deciding which toothpaste will suit your needs, we’d be happy to help! 

But you should still see your dentist regularly if you want a clean smile. Schedule your appointment now for a dental cleaning.

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