You head to the store to buy some toothpaste. Down the toothpaste aisle, to find an extensive selection of toothpaste. Looking for the one you always get, and you come across the bright and sparkly tube, you pick it up and it says it it will whiten, give you fresh breath, and prevent gingivitis then you pick up another bottle and it says all of that plus treats for gum health. Trying something new is daunting, however, knowing what you want your toothpaste to do is half the battle. This blog will narrow the best of the best of 2012 in toothpaste according to consumers. Whether you want to prevent gum disease, want a natural product, and all around toothpaste, or something just for whitening I have a toothpaste for whatever you may be need.
Best for Gum Health:
Colgate Total: The best way to kill the germs that cause gum disease is to use a toothpaste with the antimicrobial triclosan, Colgate Total has plenty of it. At $4.50, you can prevent gum disease.
Best for All- Around:
Crest Pro-Health: According to the American Dental Association, there is only one brand, that is accepted in six categories. Crest Pro-Health whitens, reduces sensitivity, and helps prevent cavities, gingivitis, plaque, and bad breath. So the next you are looking for something that is all around, $4.00 is all it takes.
Supersmile Professional Whitening System: Most toothpaste whiteners are not powerful enough. For real results, you must pick a product with hydrogen peroxide. Supersmile Professional Whitening System has two tubes and keep the toothpaste separate from the whitening gel to get optimal results. With the cost at $36.00, it is a bit pricer than the normal toothpaste.
The Natural Dentist Anticavity: Go natural to avoid artificial flavors and colors, but make sure the brand you choose has cavity-fighting fluoride. The Natural Dentist Anticavity at $6.00, has fluoride as well as xylitol and aloe vera to fight inflammation and make plaque less sticky.
The next time you are in the toothpaste aisle, decide what you want your toothpaste to do for you, and the rest is simple. Happy Brushing.
–Kim Bui at Burleson Orthodontics