Toothpaste: What’s the Deal?
Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:17:25 PM America/Toronto
You may be surprised to discover that choosing the right toothpaste doesn’t start and stop at the taste. Depending on the health of your teeth and your eating habits, you may be using an inappropriate one. Here are a few things to consider:
For Sensitive Teeth
If you can’t enjoy a cold glass of water without experiencing a sensation, not unlike a high voltage shock, chances are you have sensitive teeth. Sensitivity in the teeth and gums can be caused by teeth grinding, receding gums, and brushing too hard (for a more detailed list, click here). Essentially, wherever the enamel is thin or gone, you will experience sensitivity. To fight off the pain, try a toothpaste that is specific for sensitive teeth, which contains either potassium nitrate or strontium chloride. These ingredients create a protective barrier for your teeth much like enamel. Make sure to leave the toothpaste on your mouth for 30 minutes before rinsing in order to build that sensitive wall.
For Coffee Stains
For a lot of us, coffee is as essential to our morning routine as getting dressed. But just as that non-fat latte or glass of red wine can stain a perfectly good shirt, it’ll also discolour your teeth. If you’re an avid coffee drinker, you might consider whitening toothpaste for your at-home dental care. It’s important to remember that daily whitening toothpastes won’t change the natural colour of your teeth, and will have more difficulty removing deep stains. Allow up to six weeks to see results. For an even whiter smile, talk to your dentist about using an at-home whitener like Venus White Pro gels.
Complete oral care isn’t just about treating sensitive gums or getting rid of stains. It’s also about brushing plaque and germs off the surface of your teeth, fighting off gingivitis, and giving your breath a fresh and pleasant smell. There is a wide range of products to choose from that have all these benefits and more.
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