Dental Hygiene 101: Choosing the Right Toothpaste


Good dental hygiene starts with the right toothpaste, but with so many different oral options available, choosing the best one can be hard.

To make it a little easier, here are five types of toothpaste formulas to help you match your oral care needs.

Organic Paste – Unlike other toothpastes, oral pastes are safe enough to ingest and contain no harsh detergents or chemicals, which also makes it ideal for people with sensitive teeth. Revitin Oral Therapy is an oral paste that works with the natural defenses of the mouth.

Fluoride Toothpaste – Bacteria in your mouth feed on sugars and starches that remain on your teeth after eating. Fluoride toothpastes, such as Colgate Fluoride Toothpaste, help protect your teeth from the acid that is released when this happens by strengthening tooth enamel and remineralizing areas that have started to decay.

Tartar Control Toothpaste – Plaque that isn’t removed promptly hardens into a hard-to-remove deposit called tartar. Tartar can build up on your teeth and under your gums, ultimately leading to gum disease. Tartar control toothpastes, such asCrest Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control Toothpaste, contain chemical compounds like pyrophosphates and zinc citrate that are effective against tartar.

Whitening Toothpaste – Whitening toothpastes like Supersmile Professional Whitening Toothpaste contain abrasive particles or chemicals that polish teeth or bind to stains to help pull them off the tooth surface. You can remove surface stains such as coffee, tea, tobacco and red wine with whitening toothpastes.

Toothpastes for Sensitive Teeth – For people with sensitive teeth, toothpastes like Sensodyne Toothpaste contain potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which reduce tooth sensitivity by blocking pathways through the teeth that attach to nerves.


What kind of toothpaste do you use? Share with us in the comments below. We will pick one random person to win a bottle of Revitin Oral Therapy!


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