There are 3 key things to look for when buying a good toothpaste:
Check the Flouride Concentration- Flouride is the most important ingredient in protecting against tooth decay as it strengthens the enamel and protects it from attack. We recommend 1450ppm fluoride as the best amount of fluoride. Children’s toothpaste brands often contain lower levels of around 1000ppm fluoride which is safe for children.
Think About Your Personal Dental Needs- If you suffer from sensitivity, gum disease or want whiter teeth then you can use a toothpaste that specialises in the treatment of these conditions. Sensodyne works well for sensitivity, Corsodyl is good for gum disease and Colgate Max White One helps with tooth whitening. If you want a professional service that will last and have enhanced whiteness, you can take a look at Oriel Dentals' very own Teeth whitening service. Remember, always make sure that the toothpaste contains an adequate amount of fluoride as this is the most important ingredient to protect against tooth decay.
Check the Pack Size- It is good to check the size of the toothpaste tube to ensure that you are getting a product that will last you a good length of time whilst also representing value for money. Smaller tubes are more useful for holidays but can be more expensive.
We recommend the following toothpastes:
Good All Round Toothpaste: Colgate Total
Sensitivity: Sensodyne Rapid Relief
Gum Disease: Corsodyl
Whitening: Colgate Max White One/ Janina Ultra White