Going to the market can be a big challenge; there are so many brands in the shelves and so many needs that you can have. Once in the market you will see several items, some of the items you purchase will take care of physical needs other items you purchase will take care emotional needs. Once you reach the dental department, you have to make a hard choice. What purchase should you purchase?
When purchasing toothpaste there are several things that you look out for, for example: the flavors, the oral benefits, the colors and/or the ingredients. In today’s market there are many options and several companies that produce toothpaste. A unique feature toothpastes offer is that they are meant for children, young adults, adults and elderly.
Toothpaste is jelly-like material used to promote good oral hygiene habits; it serves as an aid to remove dental plaque and food components found in teeth. Many toothpaste offer active ingredients that help prevent and reduce oral diseases. A toothpaste can offered you different flavors, oral benefits, colors and a wide variety of ingredients.
Toothpaste can come in a wide variety of flavors and in many of these they can either be natural flavors or artificial flavors.
Herbal Toothpastes – the Natural Taste
- A benefit that natural toothpaste offers its users is the natural taste; imagine enjoying a natural mint flavor in your mouth. An additional benefit that natural toothpaste offers include: mints offers fresh breath, gentle care for sensitive teeth or mouth ulcers and it’s safe to use for both kids and adults.
Artificial Flavor Toothpaste
- Toothpaste comes in artificial flavors; many of these include artificial sweeteners. These also make the toothpaste taste better the flavors include: bubblegum, cinnamon, lemon-lime among others. These types of toothpaste are especially important when introducing young children to oral health. It is important to teach young children the importance of taking care of their teeth, to introduce them to good oral habits and tell them its benefits.
A mayor oral benefit toothpaste offer its users is the use of fluoride. Fluoride is a key ingredient in toothpaste that helps prevent cavities and other oral diseases. In addition fluoride promotes the formation of dental enamel and bones.
- Fact: Toothpaste is not toxic; however when you consume fluoride in large amounts we recommend you seek medical attention.
Teeth’s whitening is an additional benefit several toothpastes offered you; these contain peroxide among other whitening ingredients that help brighten your smile.
- Fact: Whitening toothpaste can harm and reduce the strength of teeth enamel if use excessively. If you use as prescribe no damage is done to the teeth only benefits.
All of us have layers and layers of bacteria in their mouth called plaque. When plaque is not removed properly with good oral hygiene techniques, plaque can harden and become tartar. Toothpaste can help you remove plaque, keeping your teeth and smile safe from cavities.
Toothpaste comes in a wide variety of colors; have you ever stop and though why do they come in so many colors? Simple the oral companies use a wide variety of colors to attract your attention. There are key colors that you will see in toothpaste, some of these colors are to identify certain ingredients (Max Cleaning, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Whitening among others).
Sani Dental Group offers our patients’ dental tips that help you have the best smile. We know the important of preventing oral diseases and with these easy to digest tips you can select the toothpaste that protects your smile, prevents oral diseases and allows you to enjoy all the benefits healthy teeth offers.
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