Learn more about toothpaste at Central London dentist
Toothpaste is the soft substance that is applied to toothbrushes to aid with the cleaning of teeth. It is very effective at removing plaque and bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and often contains fluoride, which helps to protect the teeth against gum disease and tooth decay. It is also a great way of keeping the breath fresh and the smile looking healthy. Toothpaste, along with dental floss and mouthwash make up a strong defence against al forms of dental disease.
Toothpaste is mostly made of fluoride, thickener, detergent, flavouring, humectant and flavouring and in the case of specialist toothpaste for sensitive teeth, also contains potassium chloride which helps to stop the pain of sensitive teeth.
There are many types of toothpaste available on the market to suit different types of teeth. As well as the toothpaste for sensitive teeth there is also different kinds for dealing with tartar, pastes that offer extra protection against cavities and pastes that aim to whiten the teeth. Some pastes may suit one person but not the other so it is always a good idea to check with your London dentist before you start to use a particular brand. It is also necessary to check with your dentist when using toothpaste that contains fluoride, specially if children are using it as excessive amounts can be damaging for children’s teeth and can cause fluorosis.
Toothpaste forms an integral part of the dental hygiene routine and helps to keep the teeth safe and protect against damage. Toothpaste is especially effective against sugary foods which is why dentists always recommend brushing your teeth after eating meals.