Are There Ingredients Toothpaste Should Always Have in It?
Posted on 12/20/2019 by Louis Taglia Jr. DDS
When you go to the supermarket to purchase toothpaste, you may be overwhelmed at all of the options. When you go to the toothpaste aisle, there are always dozens of options to choose from.
You may even be a little worried you might choose wrong. However, we have made a short guide on things your toothpaste should have in it to keep your teeth as healthy as possible.
What to Look for in Toothpaste
The most important thing toothpaste should have in it is fluoride. Fluoride is so important because it helps strengthen your teeth's enamel. Having strong enamel is important because it slowly wears away over time. Strengthening it helps prevent wear. Unlike other things like bone or skin, enamel can't regrow. This means that once enamel wears away, it's never coming back.
The next important thing you want to look for in toothpaste is an abrasive agent. What makes toothpaste effective at doing its job are the abrasive agents in it that help scrub away bacteria on your teeth. The ingredient list on toothpaste boxes may be long, but you'll know there's an abrasive agent if you see either calcium carbonate, aluminum oxide, or silicates.
Another important thing to consider when getting a toothpaste is flavor. It's true! Flavor plays an important role in how well you'll use your toothpaste as well as how often you'll want to use it. If you get a flavor you don't like, you're less likely to brush your teeth. This is especially important for young children who haven't developed solid brushing habits yet.
If you're interested in learning more about toothpastes, give us a call. We would be happy to discuss other ingredients you should look for in your toothpastes. We understand choosing the right products for you and your family can be difficult. That's why we're here to help!