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The most commonly seen advertisements in the electronic as well as print media today are that of a range of oral care products. A wide range in toothpastes, toothbrushes and mouthwashes are available to choose from. And with the proliferation of different toothpastes, each one is trying to find a niche. Manufacturers put forth their perspective that we need different toothpaste for whitening teeth, for controlling tartar, for fresh breath, for bleeding gums, etc. Today, human beings have the healthier and stronger teeth compared to few centuries back in history. Our dental health, in part, can be credited to all the different types of toothpaste available on the market today. Toothpastes are designed to cater to all the different oral health needs of individuals, including taste preferences, age, and cosmetics. Children’s toothpaste also comes in fun flavors and packaging designed to entice kids to practice good oral hygiene.

However, it is essential to be aware about how to protect your mouth (teeth and gums) from certain types of harsh and irritating toothpaste ingredients like detergents and bleaches.

Types of Toothpastes
There is a big range of toothpastes and toothpowders available OTC today and with India dental clinics like, Toothpastes (White), Herbal Toothpastes, Fluoride Toothpastes, Antibacterial Toothpastes and the latest in Gel Toothpastes (single & multicolour). Many gel toothpastes often do not contain fluoride, a chemical that is highly recommended to prevent tooth decay. Gels contain Silica gel, as opposed to pastes which contain Sodium Laurel Sulphate. This silica gel may be more abrasive than SLS, however not very significantly. Hence, if you live in a fluoride-deficient region, use Fluoride-containing paste. But if you live in a fluoride-endemic area, then a gel may be used.

Fluoride Toothpaste: In order that the tooth enamel remains fortified, most dentists recommend fluoridated toothpaste. Cavities in adults and children are caused by acid produced by bacteria, which etches the enamel on the teeth. Fluoride strengthens the teeth and removes the acid. Still, fluoridated toothpaste has become controversial, and some people think that it might do more harm than good. Too much fluoride can sometimes cause an appearance of streaks on the teeth, and it is poisonous when repeatedly swallowed. For this reason, there is also toothpaste on the market that contains no fluoride.

Sensitivity Toothpastes: For one or the other reasons, some people have sensitive teeth. These toothpastes are useful when a person has recession of the gums, causing the roots of the teeth to become exposed to the oral environment. They much appreciate to use toothpaste designed to alleviate pain. Sensitive toothpaste is designed for long term, daily use for chronic sensitive teeth. There are other toothpastes designed to desensitize sensitive teeth. Such toothpastes contain chemicals which can block the sensations from passing to the nerve of the tooth. Desensitizing toothpaste is used short term for four to six weeks to strengthen teeth and diminish pain from dental problems, hot and cold fluids and/or brushing.

Tartar Control Toothpastes: It needs to be understood that the success of these toothpastes in removing plaque and tartar once formed is limited.  However, they can only prevent the formation of additional tartar. Plaque and tartar control toothpaste also promotes oral health. It harbors cavity causing bacteria and also forms tartar. Tartar is a hard deposit on the teeth caused by an excess of proteins deposited by saliva, food and calcium. Hence it is necessary to get a professional teeth cleaning done before beginning to use this kind of toothpaste.

Whitening Toothpastes: Most of the teeth whitening toothpastes contain bleaching agents. Besides working as chemical action the whitening toothpastes involve physical abrasive action. Whitening toothpaste is designed to remove stains from food, coffee, aging and smoking. It requires long term use when the bleaching agents in whitening toothpaste gradually show results. The abrasive action is harmful to your teeth, in the form of dental enamel erosion. The chemical action may be safe but it is a slow process. If you are serious about whitening your teeth, consult your dentist about other options for tooth whitening.

Gum Disease Toothpastes: It is one of the newest forms of toothpastes containing stannous fluoride for which some studies show helping in controlling the gingivitis. However, they cannot treat existing gum disease, so, is not very popular. It has also been suggested stannous fluoride is not as affective in protecting against cavities as sodium fluoride. They are recommended by dentists to those having a tendency towards heavy plaque deposition.

Denture Toothpastes: Until a decade back or so no toothpastes were available particularly suitable for dentures as plaque, tartar and stains believed to be mostly affected real teeth. Although dentures are not subject to cavities, plaque and tartar can cause bad breath, stains and gum disease. Even though someone may have lost their natural teeth, good oral hygiene is very important. This toothpaste is optimized to care for the mouth as well as the dentures. Some mouthwash formula toothpastes are available claimed suitable for dentures and partials.

Smoker’s Toothpastes: In order for the smoker’s toothpastes to be effective, some gritty particles are added. These toothpastes abrade away the stains caused by the use of tobacco. They can damage the tooth structure by excessive abrasion and also cause gum recession. The best way to rid your teeth of smoking stains is to stop smoking and, then, have a professional cleaning by a dentist.

Ayurvedic (Herbal) Toothpastes: The main advantage these toothpastes and toothpowders have that of their natural herbal contents, which are of great medicinal value and have been in use for centuries in many parts of the world. One or more of the ingredients may include extracts of Neem, Clove, Babool, Majuphal, Catechu and other rare herbs and natural extracts. It may also have oils of coriander, ginger, lemon, and spearmint among other essential natural oils. Herbal anti-bacteria toothpaste contains multiple natural herbal elements, including clove oil, honeysuckle and menthol. It functions to ease pain, diminish inflammation and prevent such illnesses as toothache, bleeding gums, gum inflammation and halitosis in your herbal oral care.

Toothpaste or toothpowder can only help if you brush or apply correctly and adequately!

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