Wednesday, 27 April 2016

10 TIPS....as to How to choose my Tooth paste???....

ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR TOOTH PASTE: The smile is the best,so its must to take good care of your teeth and gums.A big part of it is tooth brushing,brushing twice daily with right toothpaste.







10 TIPS for choosing the right paste

1.         FLOURIDE TOOTHPASTE/ ENAMEL BUILDING TOOTHPASTE:
          
               Fluoride is one of the most important thing that you have to look for when you are shopping                for toothpaste.

          Why should you look for fluoride tooth paste?
  • Bacteria present in your mouth, feeds on the sugar and food that you eat and releases acid,this acid erodes of the enamel of your teeth, which results in decay.Fluoride present in your tooth paste reverses early stage of acid erosion by remineralizing the teeth and makes the tooth enamel stronger.
  • Children tooth paste contains less fluoride than adults tooth paste,excess fluoride can stain the teeth and its toxic hence children tooth paste contains less fluoride
  • Additional flouride application under professional advice will remineralise (stannous fluoride) the teeth and keeps it stronger.
2.         TOOTHPASTE FOR SENSITIVE TEETH:

              Sensitive tooth paste contains two ingredients potassium chloride and strontium nitrate .
               How they help to reduce sensitivity?
  • Nerve fibers of the teeth conducts the pain/sensitivity from tooth to the nerve ending,these ingredients block the pathway from the tooth surface to inner nerve fibers ,this reduces the sensitivity of the tooth.
  • They can take upto 4 weeks to offer sensitivity relief.
  • Do not use your sensitive tooth paste continuously,use it as directed by your dentist.

3.      TEETH WHITENING TOOTHPASTE:
  • Whitening tooth paste does not contain bleach.
  • Whitening tooth paste contains abrasive,helps to remove surface stains.
  • Whitening tooth paste can often cause tooth sensitivity ,Use soft bristle tooth brush whenever you use whitening tooth paste.
  •  It is not recommended for children under 18 years of age.hence advised to use only under dentist prescription.
  • If after one month of  using whitening toothpaste ,you still aren't satisfied with the brightening of your smile ,you should ask your dentist about in office whitening solutions.
  • It can remove only stains (coffee or stained food) no effect on tetracycline stains or yellow, grey teeth.
4.        TOOTHPASTE FOR KIDS:
  • Start with a training toothpaste for toddlers,as it is completely safe to swallow.
  • Children tooth paste is best for older kids,it is similar to adult tooth paste,but it comes in more kid-friendly flavours and contains less fluoride

5.      Colour bar in your tooth paste


6.    TARTAR CONTROLLING TOOTHPASTE:

  • The effective formula in tartar toothpaste can reduce the tartar buildup on your teeth, however the already built tartar can be removed only with professional teeth cleaning.
  • It contains pyrophosphate which cause sensitivity in a long run, so we donot recommend the use of tartar toothpaste.


7.    SWEET PASTE

  • Do Not purchase paste which is heavily sweetened (check the label), it can contribute to decay and other oral health issues.          


8.    TALK TO YOUR DENTIST FOR WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU

  • Not every toothpaste is good for everyone, every individual need varies so if you feel that you have a dental problem ask your dentist to suggest the right paste for you.

9.     GELS/SALT/CITRIC.....AVOID!!!

  • Gel form in any paste or powder form is to be avoided as it contains more abrasives that makes you loose the enamel.
  • Salt is an abrasive as well
  • Citric acid in the paste will increase the acidic pH in your mouth which can increase the probability of decay.


10.     TOOTH MOUSSE/ REMINERALISING TOOTHPASTE
  • Topical tooth cream,remineralizes the teeth.
  • Contains calcium phosphate and milk derived protein
  • It binds calcium and phosphate to the teeth and milk derived protein that helps to replace lost minerals in the teeth
  • Makes teeth stronger and helps to protect decay and erosion
  • They are available in melon,mint,strawberry and tutti frutti flavours
how to use?
  • Use it in night before going to bed,Use normal tooth paste in the morning
  • Apply it using clean finger to the surface of your teeth,leave it for 3 minutes and then spit it out.

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