Some popular toothpaste brands include Colgate, Sensodyne, Rembrandt, Ultra Brite, Crest, Aquafresh, Aim and Arm & Hammer, as stated by Prevention and the American Dental Association. Good Housekeeping lists several popular natural toothpaste brands, including Dr. Ken's, Kiss My Face, Tom's of Maine, Auromere and The Natural Dentist.Continue Reading
Because there are many toothpaste options, choosing one can be difficult. Prevention recommends purchasing a toothpaste that has the American Dental Association seal on its box. This indicates that the toothpaste has been tested and shown to be effective, and its claims are legitimate.
Whitening toothpastes are a good choice for people who have yellow teeth, says Prevention. These toothpastes contain mild abrasives that help polish teeth and prevent additional staining, but they are not as effective on older stains. Toothpastes containing desensitizing ingredients, such as strontium chloride or potassium nitrate, are ideal for individuals with sensitive teeth and gums. Toothpaste ingredients, such as pyrophosphates or zinc citrate, aid in preventing tartar accumulation.
Natural toothpastes are one alternative for people who are trying to avoid the chemicals, additives, sweeteners and detergents found in some conventional toothpastes. Good Housekeeping reveals that even some natural toothpastes contain questionable ingredients, such as sodium lauryl sulfate. While this ingredient is not toxic and can be made from natural ingredients, it is sometimes irritating to the mouth and skin.Learn more about Dental