The shelves in the dental hygiene aisle at stores are overstuffed with a variety of dental care products. The large selections make it overwhelming to choose the product that best suits your needs.
The real question is, are all of the products offered appropriate for your teeth? How can you know which toothpaste is the best for your smile?
The role of toothpaste has always been to keep teeth clean and to assist in optimising oral health. With the enormous selections available at your grasp, it’s crucial to understand the benefits that each provides.
All toothpaste products are all unique in regards to the different formulas that are used. Below, Alex Bratic Dental offers you a description of the most popular toothpastes used for specific goals.
Use this guide as your aid when choosing the most suitable option.
First Off, Fluoride!
Alex Bratic Dental recommends toothpastes containing fluoride compounds such as Sodium Fluoride or Monofluorophosphate. If the fluoride content is 1000 ppm (parts per million) or above, then they are effective in preventing tooth decay in adults. In the case of a child 500ppm or more is effective and the toothpaste is often flavoured to be more appealing.
Flouride helps teeth grow strong, remineralises them, and reduces the effect of acids, among its other benefits!
A whitening toothpaste is good for removing extrinsic staining due to stains that build up over time because of the food we eat, breathing with our mouths open, and not flossing and brushing properly. A whitening toothpaste is grainier and more abrasive than regular toothpaste, and those particles act as a polishing agent to break down the biofilm buildup and remove staining.
You cannot, however, change the color of your teeth with toothpaste or remove deeper stains. To get color change of your teeth, it is best to consult with Alex Bratic Dental and then choose either our fast and simple in-office whitening treatment, or our convenient take-home whitening kit.
The toothpaste you use to brush your youngster’s teeth can make a big difference in their overall oral health. There are many types of toddler toothpaste on the market, but it may be hard to know which is the best for your child. Here are a few criteria to look for when selecting toothpaste for a child.
1) Contains fluoride
Fluoride is important for healthy teeth and primarily helps to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride toothpaste should be used once a child is able to spit the toothpaste out after brushing under parental guidance. Ask your Alex Bratic dentist if your child is ready for fluoride toothpaste.
2) Kid-friendly flavors
Fun flavors can help your child enjoy the experience of brushing his teeth. Be prepared to buy a few different varieties – the more your child likes a toothpaste, the more likely they will be to brush thoroughly!
3) Only a small amount is needed
You may be tempted to squeeze enough toothpaste to cover the whole brush, but children don’t need very much toothpaste, because their teeth are so small. A small amount, about the size of a pea, is what we recommend.
Tartar Control Toothpaste
Tartar control toothpaste is a good choice for people who are looking to decrease tartar buildup. These products contain ingredients that are effective in breaking down plaque on the teeth before it hardens into harder-to-remove plaque. It is important to note that it does little to prevent tartar buildup below the gum line, and it is intended to prevent tartar from forming rather than removing it.
This name is fairly self-explanatory it is toothpaste that lowers your teeth sensitivity. This toothpaste interrupts the neurone response to pain receptors (the transmission of pain) and also obstructs the tiny tubes in our dentin. It normally contains ingredients such as Potassium Nitrate or Arginine etc.
If you do have sensitivity, you should also get it checked out at Alex Bratic Dental, just to be sure everything is OK.
The Best Options for your needs
Determining which toothpaste will meet your needs means meeting with Alex Bratic Dental for a consultation. We will make sure to listen to your needs, diagnose your condition, and recommend the best toothpaste and toothbrush for you. As a bonus? We’ll also help you ‘brush up’ on your toothbrushing technique!
Comfort, Convenience, and Excellent Care at Alex Bratic
Alex Bratic Dental Care is the perfect combination of comfort, convenience and excellent care in Beenleigh. We can help you with something as simple as choosing a toothpaste, or completely rebuilding your smile!
Our dental surgery was recently refurbished making every patient’s visit a pleasure from the moment they set foot in the waiting room including the time they spend in the dentist’s chair, which is the most comfortable chair on the market. There is even a television screen installed above!
Alex Bratic Dental Care is located on City Road near the Pacific Motorway near Beenleigh Station, with convenient public transport nearby and free onsite parking.