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Tartar Controlled Toothpaste or Fluoride Enriched?

Posted on 1/10/2017 by Zac Bird
A toothbrush with tartar control toothpaste on it.Have you been trying to figure out which toothpaste is better for you? The answer to that lies in a few personal choices, plus a bit of advice from your dentist about what is best for your mouth.

Each person's mouth has unique criteria that determine which type of toothpaste is going to be best.

Speaking to your dentist can give you a much better idea about what your mouth needs than you may be aware of.

Ways of Determining Which Toothpaste is Best

You need to look at your lifestyle first. Do you drink a lot of water from the tap? If so, then you likely get enough fluoride each day. This can help narrow down what you don't need. However, if you rarely drink tap water, then you should consider a toothpaste that has extra fluoride.

Do your teeth easily get a lot of tartar buildup? Your dentist has likely mentioned this to you in the past if you do. Then, you should consider a toothpaste that helps to break down tartar and keeps the buildup from growing as quickly.

Do you have a preferred flavor? This may be a big deal to you if you have a sensitive palate or stomach. Pick the flavor that entices you most first, then see what options you have with that toothpaste flavor.

Are your teeth overly sensitive? If so, then a sensitivity toothpaste is what you should be looking for. It helps to decrease your sensitivity and allows you to eat more normally.

You need to speak with your dentist about your teeth's biggest issue before deciding on a toothpaste. If you can find one that covers that issue, plus has a flavor profile you like, then you are more apt to use it. Find out what your dentist thinks by contacting our office today!

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