What toothpaste is the best for your family’s teeth? Is it really worth it to pay top dollar or can you get away with the cheap one? We explore which toothpaste is best depending on your family’s needs. Have you ever stopped at the toothpaste section in the health and beauty aisle in your local supermarket and contemplated which one to get. With all the different brands and types, it’s difficult to know which one will have the best effect on your family’s dental health. So we’ve put together this blog to reduce confusion so you can go straight to the toothpaste that’s right for your family. Here are the three different categories:
If there are no immediate concerns for any of your family members, then sticking with a regular toothpaste that contains usual levels of fluoride is your best choice. It really doesn’t make a difference about the price or the name brand, since fluoride has become a generic compound whose natural properties fight tooth decay whether they are fancied up with brand names or not.
If your child or your spouse is suffering from sensitive teeth, for example when drinking either hot or cold beverages, then choosing a “for sensitive teeth” toothpaste would be your best bet. Again, fluoride must be present in these products for them to have full effect on your teeth.
If you’re ashamed of the little yellow or the smoker’s brown stain on your teeth, then the best choice for a toothpaste is not the regular ones you find lined on the shelves in your supermarket. You need to select one with whitening properties. Even better, you should consult with your cosmetic dentist so they can recommend a safe and effective teeth whitening solution, for example the take-home products from Zoom Teeth Whitening.
As you can see, your toothpaste choice comes down to your family’s dental needs. What’s most important is that the common ingredient across all categories is fluoride, which is your best defence for plaque and other dental health issues.
In certain circumstances, it is advisable to visit your dentist and stick to the plan and the toothpaste they suggest/provide. There are special cases with every patient and with every mouth, which is why it’s always a good thing to visit your dentist whenever you have a concern, a pain or feelings of discomfort.