These days, consumers are faced with an almost overwhelming number of choices of toothpaste, each promising to deliver white, healthy, cavity-free teeth. As a general rule, you should only buy toothpaste marked with the seal of the American Dental Association (ADA). This seal indicates that the product has been thoroughly tested by dental professionals and evaluated to assess the validity of its claims. The good news about all our modern toothpaste choices is that many products are tailored to meet different needs of different teeth. The bad news is that it’s not always easy to determine which is the right product for you. In this entry, we’ll share a few of our favorite toothpaste options and explain what each is designed to accomplish.
This toothpaste from Colgate is intended to help people who struggle with cavities. Its anti-cavity formula acts as a preventative measure to protect soft, cavity-prone teeth. If you’re tired of having cavities filled, using a toothpaste such as Prevident can give you a leg up on cavity prevention.
This toothpaste is specially formulated for people who have sensitive teeth. It contains a special desensitizing ingredient that makes brushing more comfortable. Bear in mind, however, that sensitive teeth are typically a symptom of more serious issues such as exposed roots or poor brushing habits. Toothpastes such as Sensodyne might be good temporary fixes, but people with sensitive teeth should ultimately seek advice from a Dentist to resolve the issue.
Crest Tartar Protection
Tartar, also known as calculus, is the result of hardened plaque deposits on the teeth. When plaque stays on teeth, minerals from your saliva interact with that plaque and cause it to turn into hard, stubborn tartar. Once plaque becomes tartar, it is almost impossible to remove without a scraping instrument. Over time, this tartar can contribute to more serious conditions such as gingivitis. Toothpastes such as Crest Tartar Protection have additional ingredients that slow the development of plaque into tartar. This toothpaste acts as a preventative measure to protect your teeth from tartar buildup.
Rembrandt Deeply White
While no toothpaste is a magic whitening wand, Rembrandt’s Deeply White toothpaste does act as an effective solution for whitening mild staining on teeth. This toothpaste uses a simple peroxide formula as its whitening agent, and Rembrandt also carries a similar line of mouthwash with the same whitening ingredient. For more serious whitening needs, consult your dentist for alternative solutions.
Tom’s Whole Care
Here we have the dark horse. Tom’s is an herbal, all-natural alternative to conventional toothpaste formulas. Just because it’s herbal, however, doesn’t mean that it’s any less effective; Tom’s toothpaste bears the same ADA seal as the other products in our lineup. For those of us who would prefer to seek herbal solutions to healthcare, Tom’s is an ideal choice. The Maine-based company also carries a line of anti-cavity and whitening toothpastes as well.
For most people, toothpaste constitutes their first line of defense against cavities and tooth decay. Likewise, it’s important that people make informed decisions about their choice of toothpaste. At Modern Family Dental Care, we strive to provide our clients with comprehensive solutions to dental hygiene. Want to learn more about all the services we offer? Give us a call today for more information.