3 Things to Look for In a Toothpaste

oral health Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaYou, like most people, may head to the grocery store or pharmacy to grab toothpaste without thinking much of it. However, as one of the things that are protecting your teeth from decay and erosion, it’s important to know exactly what to look for when you’re buying a new toothpaste. From fluoride to dye, this article will list three things to be on the lookout for when you’re buying toothpaste. Read on to learn more.

Fluoride

The American Dental Association has said it, and we will say it on repeat: if there’s one thing you should look for in toothpaste, it’s fluoride. Fluoride is an all-natural mineral that is scientifically proven to protect your teeth against cavities. And because it’s easily found in toothpaste, you’d be wildly mistaken not to use a fluoride filled toothpaste.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Usually found in low doses in toothpaste, hydrogen peroxide is one of the best ways to get rid of surface level stains on your teeth caused by things like black tea, coffee, and even tomato sauce. Depending on the strength of hydrogen peroxide in your toothpaste, you may see results faster with one brand compared to another.

Dyes

It likely won’t surprise you to hear that that bright blue toothpaste you are using, isn’t naturally that color. Although dyes are fine for some people to use, others are against using dyes in anything— including their toothpaste. If you are worried about dyes, just look for an all-natural brand toothpaste because they typically don’t contain any added dyes or ingredients.

Shopping for toothpaste doesn’t have to be difficult, but it can be made easier by looking for the things listed above. By brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride based toothpaste, you can protect them against cavities and harmful bacteria. To learn more about your dental health or to schedule an appointment, contact Today’s Dental today!

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