Choosing the #1 Toothpaste

There's so many toothpastes!  With so many choices to pick from, we felt that it's our job to help find not the best, but the best fitting one for you.  Toothpastes are an indispensable cleaning agent that can, depending on the kind, prevents cavities, strengthen teeth, remove stains and reduce sensitivity.  Where as all of these different toothpaste variations are "safe," stronger formulas meant for whitening will not necessarily reduce sensitivity.

Whitening Toothpastes

For the pro-green and organic lovers, yes there is an organic toothpaste out there made with all natural ingredients.  For those looking to stray away from man-made ingredients, or the environmentally conscious; organic toothpaste might be the #1 for you.

Children's Toothpastes

Special toothpastes formulated specifically for children do exist.  They are, of course, non-toxic and great for children who are new to brushing or prone to eat toothpaste.  Children's toothpaste tends to be a gel like substance with little grittiness.  Where as this won't clean as well as adult toothpaste, parents need not to worry about their child swallowing chemicals of foreign substances.

Desensitizing Toothpastes

Teeth that are sensitive to hot, cold, sour or any other combinations can benefit from desensitizing toothpaste.  For the scientifically minded, the addition of potassium nitrate or stannous fluoride to a toothpaste causes high concentrations of potassium ions to depolarize nerve endings in the pores of exposed dentine and keeps them from sending pain signals.  In short, this toothpaste acts like a pain relief ointment for your teeth.  Disclaimer!  This is for sensitivity exclusively.  Trying to rub sensodyne(a desensitizing toothpaste) on a cavity will not make it feel better.

Whitening Toothpastes

Whitening toothpaste can whiten teeth slightly by removing surface stains.  This special paste typically includes special disinfectant solvents that gently polishes the teeth and chemicals that help break down or dissolve stains. When used twice a day, they can make teeth appear whiter after a few weeks.  While safe for daily use, excessive use of this toothpaste can damage the enamel over time.

Individuals who are just looking for a good, and normal roll of toothpaste are in luck.  All  toothpaste that contain fluoride - the vast majority of all toothpastes - prevents decay and is a good option.  In this case it's just up to preference.

Although the number of toothpastes on the market keeps growing almost indefinitely, you only need to choose your #1.  Be it whitening, organic, for children or any other specialized toothpaste, there really isn't one best toothpaste for everybody.  Just as there are many different toothpastes in the world, there are equally as many people, each with their own unique case and preference.  The choice is yours to make!