Q. What is the best toothpaste to use?
A. There are different types of toothpaste available designed for different needs. From toothpaste for sensitive teeth to smokers; your dentist can recommend the best type of toothpaste for you.
Most dentists will recommend using a fluoride toothpaste as it has been proven to reduce tooth decay by 40 percent. Your dentist may prescribe you a toothpaste with more fluoride if you have a high risk of tooth decay to offer a higher level of protection for you.
If you are worried about staining on your teeth, you can look for whitening toothpaste. But bear in mind, whitening toothpaste will only help restore the natural and original shade of your teeth. If you smoke, you can ask your dentist to recommend a toothpaste that is designed for staining caused by smoking. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, there is toothpaste that can help combat the pain because they contain desensitizing agents.
Try rubbing some of the toothpaste on the affected area and leave it on overnight to help ease the pain. If you prefer something natural, there is toothpaste that contains natural ingredients such as mineral salts and plant extracts. Some products are made without testing on animals, and some can be suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
However, sometimes natural toothpaste does not contain fluoride. If you are looking for an all-rounder, you can opt for a Total Care toothpaste that contains different ingredients including anti-bacterial agents, ingredients that control plaque and prevent gum disease, fluoride to prevent decay as well as containing whitening and tartar-controlling ingredients.