Are all toothpastes the same?

Toothpaste has a fundamental role in our oral hygiene. Without it, brushing our teeth would be almost useless.

Each person has different needs in their oral hygiene. Some suffer from tooth sensitivity, tartar buildup others, some want to whiten their teeth … That’s why there are different types of toothpastes:

Among the most prominent types of toothpastes we find the following:

  • Toothpaste for gingivitis: in principle, they must be prescribed by the dentist. They are effective for these treatments for its antiinflammatory and antibacterial effects. Its components include chlorhexidine and triclosan. 
  • Anti-plaque toothpastes: prevent the formation of plaque and reduces the toxic effects of bacteria that accumulates around the dental tissue. These toothpastes also often contain chlorhexidine.
  • Anti-tartar toothpastes: thanks to its Zinc Citrate content, this toothpaste prevents formation of tartar, preventing the calcification of plaque.
  • Anti-caries dentifrice: these toothpastes contain fluoride (100 ppm). Fluoride helps promoting dental remineralization. These Dentifrices are the most commonly used.
  • Toothpastes for sensitive teeth: its active ingredients alleviate tooth sensitivity clogging pores of the dentin, relieving reaction to temperature changes and sugar.
  • Whitening toothpastes: they do not whiten teeth alone but contain mild abrasives that help maintain the effects achieved with a professional bleaching treatment.

Often we will find toothpastes that combine more than one use, for example, is common to find anti-tartar toothpastes and anti-plaque agents in the same package.

However to know which toothpaste is best for you, without doubt, the best is to ask for your dentist advice at your next clinic appointment.

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