If you’ve been to the store lately, you may have noticed all the amazing kinds of toothpaste that are available. There are so many different kinds that it might make your head spin! Today we will discuss the different kinds out there available to consumers and whether they may be right for you. Choosing the right toothpaste and remembering to brush twice a day is essential to maintain your good oral health!
Regular Run-of-the-Mill Toothpaste
Regular toothpaste is the most common type found at the store… but just because it doesn’t have any fancy features doesn’t mean it’s no good! The majority of toothpaste combine fluoride protection with other cleaning agents in order to control plaque, tartar, and gum disease. These toothpastes will be perfectly acceptable for a majority of consumers. Lately, there have been toothpastes marketed as “all-in-one” solutions, which contain more cleaning agents and tout many additional benefits. You’ll want to check and make sure these toothpastes are “clinically proven” before spending your money on these.
Special Toothpaste for Sensitivity
For some, one of the more painful consequences of aging is the development of hypersensitivity and pain in the gums and teeth. This is caused by the receding of the gum margins, exposing the root surface of some teeth. Some of life’s greatest pleasures, such as eating an ice cream or drinking a cold glass of water on a hot summer’s day, are much less pleasant with sensitive teeth. For those with hypersensitivity, there are toothpastes designed to relieve the pain of sensitive teeth.
These are promoted almost solely on their cosmetic benefit. Since tooth enamel tends to lose its natural whiteness over time, and older people are keeping their teeth longer, the market for these products is likely to continue growing. Although these toothpastes promote whitening of the teeth, they are no substitute for professionally administered whitening treatments. These can be done by your friendly neighborhood dentist!
You Can Trust Olney Dental for All of Your Oral Care Needs
For all of your oral care questions and concerns, Olney dental has the expertise and professionalism to get them the answers they need. Olney Dental is ready to supply you with expert service in a professional environment. Schedule an appointment online today! For more information on how we can give your family the best dentist experience available, give us a call at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online. For more dental tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.