What Is The Right Toothpaste For You?

Hi, I’m Dr. Grey Kantor at Kantor Dental Group in San Rafael, California. I want to talk to you today about toothpaste and choosing the correct toothpaste for you. There’s a lot of toothpaste out there. One of the most important ingredients is the fluoride. Fluoride has been shown to be very protective for your teeth. It hardens your enamel and it can make your teeth last a lot longer. However, if you are averse to fluoride and would like to try something else, another one is Xylitol. It starts with an X-Y, Xylitol. Xylitol has been having a lot of studies done on it and showing a lot of support that it is protective for your teeth. What it does is, Xylitol is a sugar, it’s a sweetener-type sugar alcohol. And the sugar alcohol can trick the bacteria into thinking it’s real sugar. So you kinda stuff up the bacteria and make them slow them down a lot. And slowing bacteria down is really all you need for healthier teeth.

So those are the toothpastes I recommend. Overall, the actual brand of toothpaste I recommend, I do like Colgate, Colgate Total. That has triclosan in it which is helpful for destroying or killing bacteria in your mouth. And if you have sensitive teeth, a great way to reduce sensitivity is using a toothpaste with potassium nitrate or it says sensitivity on the front. The potassium nitrate takes two weeks to build up in concentration. So you have to be using that toothpaste two weeks, two times a day, to notice a difference. So it takes a little bit of time but that can really reduce your sensitivity. If you have anymore questions about toothpaste or would like to come talk to us about how to have a healthy smile. Definitely, come give us a call.

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