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A Guide to Choosing the Right Toothpaste

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Choosing the right toothpaste

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.

Whitening

Everyone wants teeth free from staining, and nobody wants sensitive teeth. Whitening toothpaste often hasĀ 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.

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A Guide to Daily Dental Care

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Good daily dental care means taking care of your teeth and getting in to the right habits. There’s a little bit more to keeping care of your teeth, gums and mouth than just brushing twice a day. Here are some tips to bear in mind.

Floss before you brush

Flossing before brushing will loosen debris, and prepare your teeth for brushing. It also means that you don’t remove any fluoride delivered by your toothpaste after brushing.

Brush your teeth as soon as you’re out of bed

This removes bacteria which gathers in your mouth as you sleep. A quick rinse with mouthwash or water will suffice after breakfast.

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