One of the most common questions that our patients ask us is which toothpaste should I use.
Luckily, most of the toothpaste on the market now contain fluoride, which we all recommend.
However, they can break it down further into toothpaste for sensitive teeth or toothpaste that claim whitening benefits.
It’s important to note with whitening toothpaste, that very few actually contain a whitening agent.
Which means most of their whitening claims come from more of an abrasive claim.
Which can be fine if used in conjunction with gentle brushing and an extra soft toothbrush.
However, if you already suffer from toothbrush abrasion, or you’ve got any erosion, or grinding, or sensitivity, the whitening toothpaste might be too harsh for you to use, and you should consider moving to a non whitening toothpaste.
For some of the same conditions, a lot of the toothpastes that claim a sensitivity improvement, such as Sensodyne or Colgate Sensitive.
These can work really well, and can be really beneficial.
Just best to see your dentist first, and to make sure that none of the causes for concern are anything other than something that can be fixed with a sensitive toothpaste.