In today’s market there are a number of varieties of toothpastes available and all contains fluoride in it as the inclusion of fluoride is most important. So it might be very confusing which toothpaste is effective on you. Use toothpaste that is fluoridated for protection from cavities.
These toothpastes strengthen your teeth and reduce tooth decay up to 40%. Fluoridated toothpastes reduce the amount of acids that are produced by bacteria in your mouth. All fluoride toothpastes work effectively in fighting plaque, tartar, cavities, cleaning and polishing the tooth enamel. Usually they are very cheap and they do not contain other junk that most toothpaste has these days. So better not to use tooth whitening or tartar toothpaste as they can be quite abrasive and therefore can lead to gum and tissue irritation or tooth sensitivity.
If you have tooth sensitivity, tooth-sensitivity toothpaste is recommended. The toothpaste should not be whitening or it should not contain baking soda, because this type of toothpastes may lessen the effectiveness of the anti-sensitivity agents.
If your teeth are darkened, if you are a heavy consumer of coffee or tea, it is recommended to use teeth whitening toothpaste as they remove all stains and help you in becoming your teeth white and make them become brighter and shine.
There is some special toothpaste which is specially designed for special people that include children toothpaste for children which contains less fluoride than the regular ones. Smoker’s toothpaste- specially formulated for those who smoke and this contain cleansing agents and is designed to make tooth look whiter. Some others are Tartar control toothpaste and Baking soda toothpaste.
If you have more than one problem, it is better to consult the dentist and ask which toothpaste is recommended. He will give better option according to your situation.
Whatever toothpaste you choose according to your situation, it should be ADA sealed, because it is tested according to American Dental Association.