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How to Choose the Right Toothpaste for Your Oral Hygiene

Given that we spend approximately one hundred and twenty days a year sleeping, then we should, by that count, devote at least twenty-four whole hours to brushing our teeth (a calculation that takes into account the ten minutes necessary for a thorough brushing four times daily). Although choosing the right toothbrush is vital to oral health, the type of toothpaste you use also matters a great deal. Picking the right toothpaste and avoiding the pitfalls of marketing ads from manufacturers can, however, be a real challenge.

The dentists at Centre Dentaire & D’implantologie Boucherville, located at 550 De Mortagne in Boucherville, are well aware of this fact. They routinely review all the credible studies done on a range of different products and examine some of these products carefully, right down to their molecular composition, to be able to advise patients on the best choice for their particular case: sensitive teeth, age, gum problems, etc. They can help you find the best toothpaste to protect your oral health.

Whitening, Tartar-Fighting, Sensitive Teeth, Special Gums… The Range Is Truly Overwhelming

man looking indecisive about his toothbrush

You could truly fill a shopping cart ten times over with all the varieties of toothpaste on the shelves of our pharmacies or supermarkets today. Nut is this really necessary? There are many products out there on the market and manufacturers compete with each other in their creativity and ingenuity to get us to give their toothpaste a chance. Each one is more tempting than the next – some whiten your teeth; some remove stains while you sleep while others even prevent cavities from attacking the enamel of your teeth.

We all know that the most beneficial action we can take to ensure optimal health for our teeth is by regularly and thoroughly brushing them with an appropriate toothbrush, and flossing. But toothpaste also plays a key role in our oral health. Some components of the toothpaste complement the purely mechanical cleaning action of brushing, while others are either totally useless or can even be harmful to our teeth (a whitening agent that is too abrasive, for example).

Toothpaste-s, plural please!

So, what exactly should we look for when we stroll through the sprawling toothpaste aisle to achieve that most beautiful, clean and white smile? How do we get that irresistible, fresh minty breath? What about getting healthy gums that are free from the ever-present gingivitis and teeth that aren’t sensitive to hot and cold? Manufacturers bombard us daily with their advertisements, offering us the miracle solution to these problems, some of which we hadn’t even thought of.

toothpastes in a supermarket

Don’t be fooled, however. The toothpastes on the market have a real effect and the advertising is not all smoke and mirrors. Buying the first whitening toothpaste that comes your way could be harmful to the health of our teeth, however. In fact, if the active ingredients used to give us that dazzling white smile are too strong, they could have the exact opposite effect.

For the sake of clarity, and in attempting to summarize the range of all these products, we could classify them as follows:

  • Anti-cavity, reinforced enamel (fluorine: which molecule, which amount?);
  • Age-based selection (for children or adults);
  • Toothpaste for sensitive teeth;
  • Toothpaste for special gum care;
  • Toothpaste with whitening agents (beware of toothpastes that are too abrasive);
  • Antibacterial action toothpaste;
  • All-in-one product

So why not just stop worrying which is best for you and come pay us a visit?Your specialists at Centre Dentaire & D’implantologie Boucherville are uniquely qualified to help you sort through all the confusing options out there made by the toothpaste manufacturers. They can guide you with patience and expertise in choosing the best toothpaste for your oral health. Don’t hesitate to ask for their advice to find a definitive solution to this often-complex issue of choosing the right toothpaste that is adapted to your specific needs.

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