Types of Toothpaste to Choose From

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Your toothpaste tube is empty. It’s time to restock on toothpaste. However, you’re unsure how to choose the best toothpaste. Our dentist and team are happy to give you some tips about the different types of toothpastes available and some general things to look for. Overall, we encourage you to purchase the toothpaste that best suits your needs.

Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is a mineral that is added to many toothpastes because it helps protect the teeth from decay. Dr. Janelle Bacino recommends fluoride toothpaste for all of her patients. You can especially benefit from fluoride toothpaste if you suffer from dry mouth.

Toothpaste for Children
If you are toothpaste shopping for your child, pick something fun! There are many children’s toothpastes available with fun colors, sparkles, and flavors. If your child is under the age of two, we suggest choosing a toothpaste that is safe to swallow.

Tartar-Control Toothpaste
Plaque that is left on the teeth can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. You’ll want to prevent tartar as much as possible, as excess tartar can lead to gum disease. If tartar builds up quickly on your teeth, you may want to consider purchasing toothpaste with tartar control.

Toothpaste for Tooth Sensitivity
Some people experience discomfort when they eat hot or cold foods. If you are one of these people, toothpaste for tooth sensitivity may be the right choice for you. This type of toothpaste can provide long-lasting relief.

Whitening Toothpaste
Some toothpastes fight dental stains with bleaching agents like baking soda or peroxide. Talk to our dentist in San Diego, California, today to find out which brands of whitening toothpaste are the most effective.

We invite you to contact Bacino Dentistry at 858-273-0111 today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.