Maybe it’s because we spend just a few minutes a day dealing with them or maybe because we tell ourselves we have more important things to do, our teeth are quite neglected. There’s no denying it really, because tooth decay is now one of the most widespread problems in the world. Naturally, this leads to tooth loss as is the natural course of things. For some reason, though we spend hours picking out the perfect shirt at a store, we don’t seem to pay as much attention to menial things that make a big difference such as the right toothpaste. As much as you’d think it’s not that important, it actually is. Aside from keeping your teeth clean, toothpaste also assists in re-mineralisation and consists of fluoride. Unless you want to get fitted for dental implants in Dubai before you’re meant to, take these toothpaste tips to heart.
- FLUORIDE CONTENT: If you had no idea that fluoride played a key role in your dental health then shame on you. It’s one of the most basic things that should be known. Fluoride is a naturally occurring chemical in the earth and is therefore good for your body especially when it comes to maintaining optimal dental health. Generally, you should be drinking water that has a quota of fluoride in it, but if you’re not or aren’t sure about it, then you need to be using toothpaste enriched with fluoride. To get an idea, next time you’re at the store compare a few brands and check their fluoride content. Then speak with your dentist in Dubai and find out which works best for you since you don’t want to overdo it either.
- SENSITIVITY: Possibly the second-most widespread problem in the dental world after tooth decay, is tooth sensitivity. Ironically, the whole reason sensitive teeth develop is due to negligence. Poor diet in the form of too much acidic food and less calcium, fruits and vegetables that provide the necessary nutrients is a primary cause. However, if you have sensitive teeth it doesn’t make sense to use a generic toothpaste. You need to go for one that is specifically made for sensitive teeth. Over time, these toothpastes build a layer that protect the dentin (the pulp inside the enamel) and reduces sensitivity. You do need a professional opinion however from qualified dentists in Dubai depending on the severity of your condition.
- TARTAR CONTROL: This is incredibly important, mainly because improper dental hygiene leads to plaque which then hardens when not dealt with and forms into tartar. Tartar is one of the primary causes of not just tooth decay and tooth loss, but also gum disease. If you’re disciplined with your dental hygiene, you might not have this problem. Regular brushing, flossing and especially the use of a mouthwash helps in keeping tartar at bay. If you’re not though, then you need to rely on a toothpaste specific for controlling tartar. Aside from adding an element known as ‘Triclosan’ to help kill some bacteria, these toothpastes include other chemicals to help mitigate the situation. Even so, remember that you’re advised to head to your dentist in Dubai for a professional cleanup at least twice a year.
The next time you head out grocery shopping, put a little extra thought into the things that promote your health and well-being. Add life to years not years to life.