As we previously wrote about, there are a lot of toothpastes to consider within the toothpaste aisle, and choosing the “right one” is no simple task.

However, there are 3 common choices in toothpastes you may just want to consider that include…

Fluoride Toothpaste
An argument could be made that the top ingredient necessary in a toothpaste is fluoride. This naturally occurring mineral is reported – via 50 years of studies – to have drastically reduced tooth decay and cavities.

Bacteria naturally occurs in your mouth and can both cleanse and feed off sugars and starches that can be found on your teeth from food. Fluoride toothpaste works to help protect your teeth from acid that occurs when this happens, as it makes your tooth enamel stronger and less permeable to such acids, and also acts to reverse acid damage by re-mineralizing areas that are at risk for decay.

Tartar Control Toothpaste
Much like the fluoride toothpaste acts to protect your teeth, so too does tartar control toothpaste.

Bacteria, known as plaque, can harden if it is not frequently and properly removed, building up and becoming tartar. This hard deposit causes your teeth to look yellow, and can grow under the gums potentially leading to gum disease also. So a tartar control toothpaste can help to address this concern.

Toothpastes for Sensitive Teeth
Sensitive teeth are a painful reality for many, so brushing with a toothpaste designed specifically for sensitive teeth containing potassium nitrate and/or strontium chloride, can help alleviate the symptoms by blocking pathways through that teeth that are attached to the nerves in your teeth. A great solution for sensitive teeth.

No matter your dental concern or questions, at DentistsRUs , we are here to help you achieve a healthy smile. So call, click, or come by to ensure your smile is in optimal condition!

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