Many Options Make Choosing A Toothpaste More Difficult
When you shop for toothpaste, you will encounter a wide range of choices that can be confusing. Do you want whitening, breath-freshening, gum care or tooth strengthening? What flavor do you prefer? Do you want paste or gel? Each of these products provides features that may or may not be right for you. Some of these choices may not provide the stain removal you need; others may be too harsh and cause irritation to delicate mouth tissues. You can move from product to product without satisfaction, or you can narrow your choices and save time and money on this important part of your daily dental care.
Do you have teeth that are sensitive to cold and heat? Some toothpastes are formulated with ingredients that numb or block the tubules in the dentin so nerve endings in teeth are not affected by exterior temperature extremes. Using these products over a period of time can help to block pain sensations when drinking hot or cold beverages or foods.
Coffee, tea, red wine and food colorings can leave stains on teeth that regular toothpaste can’t remove. Whitening toothpastes contain additional ingredients that act as bleach to remove these stains, yet many of these teeth-bleaching agents are harsh and can leave mouth tissues tender and painful. Ask your Southfield Family Dental Center dentist for a recommendation. We are glad to help you!
Some toothpaste products contain compounds that are soothing to gums and other mouth tissues. These toothpastes may be a good choice for young children or those with great sensitivity.
Talk to Your Dentist About Your Toothpaste
The best option for finding the toothpaste right for you is to speak with your dentist, who can suggest a product that provides additional tartar removal qualities or one that is gentle on sensitive gums. If you're looking for a knowledgeable and gentle dentist, contact the team at Southfield Family Dental Center today. We provide dental crowns, teeth whitening and much more to keep your smile shining bright!