The mouth is the perfect place where bacteria develop. It is dark and humid. Your body is already used to this bacteria, but depending on what you eat and drink this bacteria can become more harmful to your teeth and gums. There many methods of getting rid of this bacteria, but one of the best ways of cleaning your mouth is to use the right toothpaste. But do you know what “the right toothpaste” means?
The concept of “good toothpaste”
Every person is different. And with this difference comes a difference in the bacteria in your mouth. And every person has different mouth problems. Some have problems with cavities, some have problems with bleeding gums, some have mouth sores. You need to address your problem directly if you want to resolve an issue. If you have a gum disease problem, you cannot use an ordinary toothpaste because it will have no effect.
The types of toothpaste you can choose from
The anti-decay toothpaste. This toothpaste contains Fluoride Compounds like sodium fluoride (NaF), mono fluorophosphate (MFP2) or stannous fluoride (SnF2). If the level of fluoride content is of 1,000 parts per million (ppm) or above, they are effective against tooth decay. For children, anti-decay toothpaste contains 500 ppm and has all sorts of flavours such as fruit and candy taste.
Desensitizing toothpaste. This toothpaste has active ingredients that provide relief for the hypersensitive dentine in 2 ways. First thing, they interrupt the neurone response to pain stimuli, and then they occlude the dentinal tubules of dentin. The toothpaste contains ingredients such potassium nitrate or arginine depending on the manufacturers. It is advised to consult a dentist and do a thorough check-up before acquiring a desensitizing toothpaste.
Anti-calculus toothpaste. There are a few of these types of toothpaste. The manufacturer claims that using this toothpaste the calcification of dental plaque could be slowed down and reduce the rate of calculus formation. It contains active ingredients such as zinc citrate or pyrophosphate.
Anti-plaque toothpaste. This kind of toothpaste stops the plaque accumulation and reduces the toxic effects the bacteria generates on the tooth surrounding tissue. This toothpaste is also good against periodontal disease (gum disease). The active ingredients of this toothpaste are zinc citrate or triclosan.
Whitening toothpaste. This toothpaste contains relatively coarse abrasives that function by abrading the stains from the tooth surface and creating a whitening effect. There are no studies that show the long-term effects of using this kind of toothpaste, only short term results.
Now that you know the types of toothpaste on the market, you can do a dental check up and ask your dentist what kind of toothpaste you need to use. Buy and use only what you need not what you think you need. Ask a professional and listen to their advice.