There is a wide range of toothpastes on the market today. The question is, which is the most suitable toothpaste for each case? In this post we help you to solve this question with a brief guide.
Healthy patients, no dental problems
Ideally, you should use a paste with a high content in fluorinewhich can vary from 1450 ppm (parts per million) to 2500 ppm. In adults, a concentration of 1450 ppm would be sufficient to effectively prevent tooth decay.
ORAL B GINGIVAL & ENAMEL REPAIR, LACER OROS, FLUOCARIL
Patients with gum problems
Bleeding gums are largely caused by bacterial plaque, so when buying a toothpaste we should look for one that helps prevent plaque build-up. We can also find some with panthenol (Provitamin B5) reduces inflammation and protects and revitalises the gums.
PARODONTAX, VITIS GINGIVAE
Patients with tooth sensitivity
Have you ever noticed tooth sensitivity when drinking cold water or eating ice cream? This can be caused by many factors, among them the abusive consumption of very acidic drinks, the loss of gum on a tooth, brushing too aggressively... In this case we must use a toothpaste with desensitisers y remineralisersThe use of these products, which favour the regeneration of the protective layer that we have lost due to one of these factors, is a key factor in the regeneration of our skin.
SENSODYNE REPAIR, DESENSIN REPAIR
In the case of children, it is important to take age into account, because depending on the stage of development of the teeth, an excess of fluoride can lead to the so-called "fluoride deficiency". Dental fluorosis.
We therefore distinguish two main groups, the first being children from 0 to 6 years of age, for whom we recommend using a paste with 1000ppm (parts per million) of fluoride. In the second group we would find children from 6 years onwards, who should use the same as adults without dental problems, with 1450ppm.
Dr. Alfonso Zambudio, dentist in Vélez&Lozano