Tips To Pick The Best Toothpaste
Even though toothpaste is a very important part of dental health, we rarely talk about how to pick the ideal product to maintain your teeth their cleanest. When we go to the supermarket, we see more types of toothpaste than we could ever try in our lifetimes!
There are products to whiten your teeth, to eliminate bad breath, to protect against tartar, for children, for sensitive teeth, different colors and flavors. With so many possibilities, it can be difficult to pick a product that really will assist with your dental health.
The first step in picking the best toothpaste for you is to identify the ADA seal from the American Dental Association. This seal indicates that the product has been evaluated by scientific experts of the ADA — especially for safety and effectiveness. There’s a list of all of the products with the ADA seal here.
Flouride is your friend
All of these products contain fluoride. According to the ADA, toothpaste that contains fluoride helps eliminate plaque on your teeth while making them stronger.
Be careful especially with whitening toothpastes. Some of these products contain abrasive chemicals, which eliminate stains on your teeth, but also can damage your teeth. If your teeth suddenly become very sensitive while using one of these products, you might want to consider changing the type of toothpaste you use.
For diabetics it is very important to pick a toothpaste that contains fluoride, since this ingredient helps eliminate plaque. You have to eliminate plaque in the mouth of a diabetic because it can become tartar, which is much more difficult to clean away, and may contribute to inflammation or infected gums, which are dangerous conditions for a diabetic’s mouth. And, for the same reason, toothpastes with fluoride combat gingivitis, which may also lead to infections in the mouth of a diabetic.
Finally, no one wants to be known as the guy with bad breath, and the selection of your toothpaste can contribute to that reputation. Bad breath can be controlled, partly by the type of toothpaste you choose, according to the ADA. What’s the best tip for selecting the right toothpaste?
“Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and take time to brush your tongue.”
For more information about dental health visit the website of the American Dental Association.