What Kind of Toothpaste Should You Use?

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This is a question that every dentist hears daily. Buying toothpaste seems an easy task, but it can become challenging when you face a wide array of products in the shopping mall. Each toothpaste manufacturer claims to have the best products, and you will be confused about which one to buy. There may be whitening, cavity-fighting, plaque reducing, and freshening toothpaste, and you wonder which is the most suitable for you. Here at Emergency Dental Office, we try to inform our patients how to care more about their dental health by choosing the right toothpaste. We also offer a full variety of dental services in Vaughan, North York, Richmond Hill, and Toronto and meet your dental needs in the best possible way.



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What Are the Components Making Toothpaste?

The basic ingredients of toothpaste are usually the same in all brands. Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda is almost found in every type of toothpaste. Baking soda is a natural antibacterial agent and restricts the growth of bacteria in your mouth. This can prevent many dental issues such as tooth decay and the need for emergency dental services. The bacteria settled down in your mouth constantly produce acid and attack your tooth enamel.

What Kind of Toothpaste Should We Choose?

Here we explain about some types of toothpaste and their usages so that you can make a better decision:

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Whitening Toothpaste: many people think that whitening toothpaste is no different from other types. But they are not affectless at all. Whitening toothpaste includes some whitening ingredients too. However, it is not as beneficial as teeth whitening in a dental clinic.

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth: people with sensitive teeth experience sharp pain when eating or drinking something very hot and cold. There is over-the-counter toothpaste for sensitive teeth that can solve the problem. Or sometimes, the dentist prescribes the toothpaste for your sensitive teeth. People who have undergone a dental filling may experience tooth sensitivity.


Restorative Toothpaste: many toothpaste producers claim that their product can restore tooth enamel. It may be possible, but the effectiveness of this toothpaste depends on the state of your damaged teeth. If your tooth is decayed and requires root canal therapy, no toothpaste works to restore its enamel.

Charcoal Toothpaste: charcoal toothpaste is relatively new in the markets and has become so popular in recent days. In general, you would better avoid charcoal products on your teeth as it is abrasive and there is no evidence to prove it is beneficial for your teeth. Charcoal can even be harmful to your teeth enamel and lead to extended tooth sensitivity.

Notably, brushing is of the essence for preserving your oral health for a lifetime. But the importance of choosing the right toothpaste is not less. You would also better buy toothpaste that contains fluoride because it can remove the plaque and tartar off your teeth and prevent their discoloration. Regular flossing and dental checkups are also essential, along with brushing to maintain good oral hygiene.  

Dr. John Doe

Dr. John Doe

Written by Finn Maguire Cohen for Emergency Dental Office — Fact checked by Dr. John Doe