When it comes to buying toothpaste in Leeds, you’d have probably noticed that there is a lot to choose from- there are powders, pastes and gels and you may have to experiment at first to get one that suits you. And if you have a family of course, you have to take into consideration their needs too. Generally, most pastes come with certain ingredients already added. Calcium carbonate is used as an abrasive that aid the removal of bacteria and stains. All will contain some form of flavouring, thickeners and detergents, but the most important ingredient that toothpaste should have, and is widely supported by dentists, is fluoride. This natural mineral has proven to be quite a deterrent over the years to plaque and tooth decay. It enhances saliva and hardens (and enriches) the tooth’s enamel- although caution should be taken when children are involved. Once you are happy with all these, there are a few other matters to consider. Some toothpaste will include some form of tartar control, very important if you are prone to it. If you have sensitive teeth, there are products out there designed specifically to overcome this problem. Finally, for those of us that seek the Hollywood touch, there are pastes, gels and powders that contain a whitening agent to keep your teeth ‘pearly white’- a smokers’ choice too. If you are still unsure, you can always ask your dentist- they know as much about your teeth as you.
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