Why should you use toothpaste? : Guide to Toothpaste

You already recognise the importance of looking after your teeth which includes brushing them twice a day. Brushing along with flossing will not only remove food debris and plaque but will also protect your teeth against tooth decay and gum disease.

But brushing your teeth is only effective if you use toothpaste as well. This may sound rather obvious but there are people who for whatever reason don’t bother to use toothpaste.

Benefits of toothpaste

Toothpaste cleans the teeth, protects them against tooth decay, and keeps them looking healthy and attractive to look at as well. It also ensures that your breath is nice and fresh as well.

These are all good reasons for using toothpaste.

Dentists recommend that you use toothpaste, especially fluoride toothpaste as this not only cleans your teeth but protects them as well.

This is another good reason for using toothpaste.

Brushing the teeth with toothpaste, flossing and using a mouthwash are all essential parts of a daily dental hygiene routine that will result in healthy and great looking teeth.

This is discussed in further detail in our toothpaste and dental hygiene section.

All brands of toothpaste are made from the same formula so you can be assured that whatever you buy will keep your teeth clean and healthy looking. The question for you is which one to buy?

You are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to toothpaste, but this might help. We have included a section on types of toothpaste as part of this guide which discusses the merit of many of the well known brands.  

It is not designed to sell you a particular brand of toothpaste: it is there purely as a guide to the different types of toothpaste and what they offer you the consumer. It is difficult to choose when a ‘new and exciting’ brand is launched that promises to protect our teeth against tooth decay.

Whatever toothpaste you choose will be effective in that it will clean your teeth and prevent the risk of tooth decay. But which one you choose is entirely down to you and your likes and dislikes.

Your dentist can advise about toothpaste: he or she will be familiar with your teeth and what is best for them so will be able to recommend a particular brand. Ask him/her for their advice.

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