Toothpaste –Which is the right one for you, and how do you decide?
When there are hundreds of toothpaste brands and types as you walk down the oral health care isle in your local pharmacy, how do you know what to choose? I will discuss the types of toothpastes available, and tips on how to pick the right one.
Back to the basics: What is in my toothpaste?
– Abrasive agents: used to gently remove plaque biofilm effectively, as well as light stain
– Flavouring: artificial sweeteners are often used to ‘flavour’ the toothpaste, leaving a refreshing taste in your mouth, enticing you to continue brushing on a regular (2x/day) basis
– Humectants: this ingredient is often added to prevent the toothpaste from drying out
– Detergents: that foaminess that comes from your toothpaste comes from a detergent that is added [Read more…]