Don’t waste any more time staring at the endless varieties of toothpaste brands and types available at your local supermarkets in Cary. When you’re choosing a toothpaste for yourself there are certain fundamental ingredients that the toothpaste must contain which will be enough to keep your teeth strong and healthy and your gums in good condition.

So before you get carried away by the numerous toothpaste advertisements on your TV, let’s take a quick look at what you should be looking for when selecting the right toothpaste –

  1. Fluoride – no matter what toothpaste you choose, make sure that the ingredients list on the back of the toothpaste contains fluoride. Fluoride is the most ingredient that your toothpaste should contain. It helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. It helps make the enamel of your teeth stronger and protects your teeth from the harmful effects that your body’s acids might have on your teeth when they are released to help digest the food you eat. Fluoride also assists in teeth whitening and all whitening toothpastes will contain sodium fluoride in them.
  2. Abrasive materials like calcium carbonate and silicates will help get rid of bacteria and food stains on your teeth. If you’re a smoker or heavy tea of coffee drinker, you might want to select a toothpaste that has some abrasive or scratchy substances in them that’ll help remove tough stains from your teeth.
  3. Go for a toothpaste that is in the paste form and not in the gel form as a gel toothpaste will tend to dry out faster and will thus have little or no effect on your teeth and gums.