Toothpaste is toothpaste, right? Choosing the right toothpaste should be easy! Well, if you’ve seen the toothpaste section of any shop, you’ll know this isn’t quite true. Although the vast majority of toothpastes contain similar ingredients, various types of whitening, sensitive, fluoride, gel and flavoured toothpastes are available.
Here’s a guide to choosing the right one for you.
Everyone wants teeth free from staining, and nobody wants sensitive teeth. Whitening toothpaste often has abrasive ingredients that polish teeth and help remove stains, but it might not work as effectively on older stains and may lead to increased sensitivity. They are also not guaranteed to work on all people in exactly the same way, especially if you consider the ways teeth can end up stained through activities such as smoking and coffee consumption.