Dental News

Is a Special Toothpaste Necessary? Discover if You May Need One

February 12, 2018

Is a Special Toothpaste Necessary? Discover if You May Need One

Everyone’s teeth are different. The teeth in your mouth are as unique as your fingerprints. As a result, does it make sense that everyone should use the same toothpaste? The reality is that people dealing with certain issues, such as gum disease or cavities, may want to use a different type of toothpaste than someone else. Read on to learn a few issues that may benefit from specialty toothpastes.

You may need a special toothpaste if you have bad breath

Everyone has bad breath sometimes, but if you find that you have it more often than not, then you may be dealing with chronic bad breath. There are a few different things you can do, the first of which is to contact your dentist and make an appointment for a dental cleaning and exam. Another option is to use a toothpaste that’s made specifically for better breath. You may also try a toothpaste made for dry mouth, as dry mouth itself can be the cause of your bad breath.

Gum disease may improve with special toothpaste

Many people have no idea that most people in the United States will end up with some type of gum disease in their life. When caught early, it’s relatively easy to treat. When it’s allowed to advance, it may require surgery or even the loss of a tooth. This is one of the reasons it’s important to see your dentist regularly. When you visit California Dental Group every six months, we will check for signs of gum disease. If it is an issue, then we can take care of it quickly before it gets serious.

If you do have gum disease then one of several specialty toothpastes may help you. Some of them require a prescription while others can be purchased over the counter. If you’re unsure of what toothpaste to use after being diagnosed with gum disease, or with signs of the potential for gum disease, just ask us and we’ll steer you toward the right options.

Sensitive may be helped with special toothpaste

There are many different things that can cause sensitive teeth. In some instances, it’s the result of poor oral hygiene. In other instances, it’s caused by receding gums. Gum disease and brushing too hard can also cause sensitive teeth. It’s also true that certain people, for seemingly no reason, simply have sensitive teeth – no matter how well they take care of their teeth.

Tooth sensitivity can be in response to certain foods, such as to hot or cold foods, or to things that are very sweet. If you find that you have sensitive teeth then you may find brushing, flossing, and other oral health routines to be painful. This is one reason that it’s a good idea to brush with a toothpaste that’s made especially for sensitive teeth. Not only will it help make it less painful when you brush, but over time your teeth are likely to be less sensitive in general.

Read Our Reviews