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What is the best type of toothpaste?

tooth paste review from Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

We get asked this question alot. There are many types of toothpastes and some are designed for specific needs. There are types for sensitive teeth, smokers, gum health. Your dental team will recommend which would be best for you.

Should I bother with a fluoride toothpaste?

YES. Most dentists would recommend a tooth paste with fluoride in to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is proven to reduce tooth decay by 40%. It’s important to use a pea-sized smear of toothpaste for children, as they are likely to swallow it. After brushing you should spit the paste out and NOT rinse afterwards as this will wash away the benefits of the fluoride.

If I have sensitive teeth, what should I use?

There are toothpastes that are specifically designed for sensitive teeth. The leading brands are Colgate Prorelief, and Sensodyne. If used daily this can help reduce your sensitivity. Rubbing a small amount of Prorelief into the affected area and leaving it in place can also be a great benefit to reducing symptoms.

If my teeth are stained what’s the best toothpaste to use?

Tooth pastes that remove staining are often called “whitening” toothpastes. They will remove surface staining but will not whiten your teeth from its original shade. They can often be very abrasive due to the particles in them so use with caution. Newer brands such as Sensodyne True White is said to be 10 times less abrasive. If you want to improve the shade of your teeth significantly have a chat with your dental team and they can advise the best method.

What are “total care” care toothpastes?

These types of toothpastes contain a number of ingredients that can help with many issues such as: gum disease, bad breath and dental decay. They are good all-in-one toothpastes.

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