Toothpaste: One Size Doesn't Fit All

We know about the fingerprints and set of teeth, they are different. So is the mouth and so is the toothpaste. One-size-fits-all won't work. But the question arises - what kind of toothpaste to be chosen? Yes, the market is full of options: whitening toothpaste, tartar control, kid's one, sensitivity control, etc. The importance of using the right toothpaste for your oral health is something you just can't miss.

Here's the guide for looking at the different types of toothpaste available. Choosing the right one isn't a challenge anymore once you know your oral health well - 


1. Regular Fluoride Toothpaste

Regular toothpaste is used to clean the average person's teeth. It may come in a powder, gel or paste form. Fluoride toothpaste is the best as they have components such as mild abrasive, detergent, thickening agents, flavouring agents, fluoride and humectants help in one benefit or the other. 

2. Tartar Control Toothpaste

Tartar is a thin film that develops on our teeth when the saliva particles get mixed with edibles and beverages on consumption. If not removed properly, tartar can even lead to gum disease or more. 

3. Sensitive Teeth Toothpaste

The sensitivity which happens on consuming hot, cold or sweet substances can be cured with a toothpaste specially designed to cure it. Sensitive toothpaste has potassium nitrate or strontium fluoride infused which reduces the painful sensations by blocking the nerve endings.

4. Herbal Toothpaste

Some people are only fond of organic and herbal products. Toothpaste is not left behind when it comes to herbal. Herbal toothpaste is a natural cleanser.

5. Kid's Toothpaste

In order to maintain the excitement of brushing among kids, there are a lot of flavoured toothpaste options that may help your kid as their teeth are small and not densely mineralized. Hence, should be taken proper care.


How to choose the “best toothpaste” for you?


Each type of toothpaste has its own perks and benefits. But it is not necessary to use each one of them. 

For instance, if you have sensitive teeth then the one that can help you with the sensitivity should be used. Similarly, if you face any other issue then the toothpaste has to be used accordingly. 


And to know your teeth better along with the best suitable toothpaste and using techniques, consult a dentist regularly. IT-enabled companies like MyDentalPlan have a PAN India presence with the best quality dentists who can make oral health affordable and accessible for all.


About the Author:

Mumal Shekhawat

Senior Content Writer at MyDentalPlan Healthcare 

An MBA who got a palpable spark from writing and pursued it as her career for almost 5 years now. 

Special thanks to Dr Deepak Kulkarni, a dental surgeon with over 23 years of experience who proofread this blog. He graduated from the H.K.E's Dental College, Gulbarga, and has certifications in ACHS International Accreditation Education Plan; Advanced Rotary Endodontic - Restorative Continuum; and Leadership, Team Building and Customer Service Leadership from the Oscar Murphy International.



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