Winter is coming and the holiday reveling has begun in earnest. No matter what events you celebrate, it seems everyone is enjoying some sort of festivities which require you to flash your dazzling smile!
Be prepared for whatever occasion arises by choosing a toothpaste that will highlight your excellent oral health. It is a simple yet effective way to showcase your pearly whites. In our busy daily lifestyles we often don’t stop to think about the products we use. In the case of toothpaste we might be overwhelmed by the choices staring back at us on the dental aisle shelf.
We are glad to help! First on your list should be to find one that has the American Dental Association seal of approval on it. This assures that the toothpaste has been rigorously tested and is proven to be safe and effective.
Common ingredients in all toothpaste include humectants like glycerin to keep it moist in your mouth. Silicates and calcium carbonate work hard to remove bacteria and food particles from your teeth and gums. Artificial sweeteners gift you with the flavors you enjoy, anything from bubble-gum (great for children) to mint and cinnamon, and detergents like sodium laurel sulfate create the foaming action.
Next, determine what your needs are. Do you have sensitive teeth? Tooth decay? Tooth discoloration? A tartar control problem? There are toothpastes specifically created for your needs.
Desensitizing toothpastes have potassium nitrate or stannous fluoride to block the nerve channels in your tooth, so you can eat hot soup ice cream with less pain to the temperature extremes.
Fluoride toothpastes have the naturally occurring mineral–fluoride–to help strengthen tooth enamel and ward off tooth decay.
Tartar control toothpastes come with Zinc citrate or Pyrophosphate to reduce the bacteria around the gums and gum line.
Whitening toothpastes have abrasive particles in them that pull stains off the teeth if used regularly.
The right toothpaste is an easy way to make a big difference in your oral health this winter season. Armed with the right tools and a diligent brushing and flossing routine, twice a day and after meals will help you dazzle anyone in your path!
If you have any questions, please call our office at 360.339.7499!