The 5 best toothpastes for your tooth type
Updated: Aug 21, 2019
We are often asked which toothpaste is the best. The truth is, there is not one single toothpaste that is perfect for everyone. At Berry Dental Studio we assess your mouth at each check-up and recommend the right products to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Below are the toothpaste products that we may recommend to our patients, depending on the nature of their teeth and mouth.
1. Best for stain removal (for our red wine, tea and coffee lovers)
We love: Marvis Whitening Mint.
Marvis is an excellent whitening toothpaste from Italy, where unfortunately cigarette smoking is still very common. It has special ingredients to help remove stains and is fortified with fluoride to help strengthen tooth enamel. Whitening toothpastes are only useful for external stain removal, they won’t actually change the colour of the tooth underneath the staining.
2. To help with sensitivity:
Sensodyne Repair and Protect
Some teeth don’t like cold food and drinks. Sensodyne Repair and Protect offers relief for teeth that can't drink cold water or icecream. We love how this toothpaste treats the source of most sensitivity by helping to create a protective layer over the tooth. Healthy tip: cold sensitivity is often a sign of a dental problem and should always be checked out by a dentist.
3. The best for those prone to tooth decay:
3M Clinpro Tooth Creme
If you find every time you are at the dentist there are new teeth with decay, it may help you to use a specially formulated paste. Some people’s saliva (spit) doesn’t contain as many minerals to clear away sugar and acids. Clinpro Tooth Creme helps to stop decay by reversing the decay process in the first stages.
4. For those prone to mouth ulcers:
If you are prone to mouth ulcers, they might be triggered by chemicals in your toothpaste. Unfortunately, most natural toothpastes have no anti-decay effect. At Berry Dental Studio, we love the Closys paste as it is full of gentle ingredients but also has anti-decay properties. It can also help mouth irritation in those with chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or recurrent apthous stomatitis.
5. For tiny teeth and mouths:
We love Oral-7 Kids for bigger kids over 6 years old. This is free from SLS (a foaming agent) and so is gentle on gums. It contains a small amount of fluoride to gently allow developing teeth to become strong and more resistant to sugars and acids and has a fruity flavour for children that don't like mint.
For little ones under 6 years old who are still developing adult teeth, we love the Colgate “My First” and “Kids” range as they contain minerals that are the building blocks for strong healthy teeth.
What toothpaste do you like? We would love to hear about what brands and products you like. Let us know in the comments below.