Which Type of Toothpaste is Right for Me?

Did you know that the type of toothpaste you choose could also improve your smile?

How often do you rush through the toothpaste aisle and just grab the first thing you see? Maybe you’ve used the same toothpaste for toothpasteyears and think there is no reason to change. But did you know that the type of toothpaste you use might actually make your smile better? From the office of your Henderson, NV dentists Dr. Brad Wilbur and Dr. Emily Ishkanian, find out if you should be switching your toothpaste right away.

Do you experience tooth sensitivity?

You aren’t alone! Many people do. Of course, the type of toothpaste you use could actually help with your tooth sensitivity so that you aren’t uncomfortable the next time you enjoy a steaming cup of coffee. The active ingredient in desensitizing toothpaste is usually potassium nitrate, so be on the lookout for this ingredient the next time you purchase toothpaste. If you use it twice a day you should start to notice a decrease in sensitivity within 4 to 6 weeks.

Do you have a problem with tartar buildup?

If you don’t fully remove plaque from your teeth or gumline then you’ll more than likely deal with tartar buildup, which only your Henderson, NV family dentist will be able to remove. If this is a problem that plagues you, then it might be time to consider buying tartar control toothpaste. Of course, this toothpaste is only designed to remove tartar above the gumline, so you’ll also want to make sure you floss daily to remove plaque from between teeth and under the gumline, as well.

Do you want a whiter smile?

If you have noticed that your smile has gotten a bit dull you can spruce it back up by opting for whitening toothpaste. This type of toothpaste contains small amounts of hydrogen peroxide (the same ingredients found in professional teeth whitening systems) to help remove surface stains and get your pearly whites whiter. This toothpaste is particularly effective for those with smoking-related stains.

Have questions about your oral care routine? Need to schedule your next dental appointment? Then turn to Green Valley Dental Center in Henderson, NV for all of your general, preventive and cosmetic dentistry needs.