Different types of toothpaste

Shopping for toothpaste can be overwhelming. 

Here are some of the things you are confronted with:

  • What brand?
  • Gel or Paste?
  • What flavour? 
  • Sensitive teeth?
  • Whitening?
  • Kids or Adults?
  • Flouride or not?
  • What kind of packaging? Tube, pump or glass jar?
  • Ayurvedic?
  • Essential oils?
  • Baking Soda?
  • Charcoal?
  • Cruelty free?
  • Sugar free?
  • Tatar Control?
  • Non GMO?
  • No foaming agents?

Despite trends, Dentists still recommend that you brush with a fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral proven to prevent decay and strengthen enamel. Toothpaste has two key ingredients, fluoride and a mild abrasive, all the rest is basically fillers and sweeteners. Young children can get the rare alignment called fluorosis if they ingest too much fluoride ( you know kids and eating things ) that’s why kids toothpaste has a lower amount of fluoride while the teeth are still growing. Speak to your dentist or dental hygienist about what toothpaste is best suited to your personal needs and would benefit your overall health. Keep in mind that the toothpaste won’t do all the work for you, having the right brush technique, brushing your teeth after meals and flossing should be in your routine.