How to choose the right toothpaste


If you’ve found yourself standing in the supermarket, deciding on the right toothpaste out of the hundreds of overwhelming options, you’re not alone.  

Let’s break down the different types of toothpaste to understand the benefits and find the one that’s best for you.  


Fluoride Toothpaste 

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in your teeth, bones, rocks, soil, water and air, so why is it so important to have in your toothpaste? 

Although fluoride is found in our drinking water, it’s often not enough to protect your teeth from decay. Using toothpaste with fluoride twice daily helps protect your teeth by strengthening and hardening the enamel and preventing cavities.  


Sensitive Teeth Toothpaste 

Sensitive teeth can be caused by worn tooth enamel, exposed roots or receding gums leading to sensitivity when drinking hot or cold beverages, leaving your teeth in pain. 

Using sensitive toothpaste can create a barrier between the nerves in your teeth and the hot or cold beverages that cause sensitivity. 


Before buying sensitive toothpaste, talk to the team at Tindale Dental to eliminate the possibility of something more sinister such as gum disease, a cracked tooth or a cavity and ensure you’re using the best sensitive toothpaste available. 


Whitening Toothpaste 

Whitening toothpaste is a popular option for minimising surface stains due to staining liquids such as wine and coffee. It removes these surface stains by gently polishing the teeth. Although the teeth may appear whiter after using a whitening toothpaste, it does have its limitations: 

  • It can’t restore the natural colour of your teeth 
  • It is too abrasive for daily use and can cause inflammation or irritation 
  • Everyday use can lead to tooth sensitivity 


In most cases, Tindale Dental can help with your teeth whitening. Try our chair-side or take-home whitening options to remove all stains and restore your teeth to their original whiteness. 


Anti-plaque Toothpaste 

Anti-plaque toothpaste can help remove the buildup of plaque on your teeth. Plus, anti-plaque toothpaste prevents the bacteria in the plaque from producing acid, reducing the chances of gum disease, bad breath and tooth decay. 


Combining your anti-plaque toothpaste with regular flossing is the best way to ensure plaque removal and avoid tartar buildup. 


Dental experts in Penrith 

Whichever toothpaste you decide on, booking in for a dental checkup is the best way to maintain good oral hygiene. The team at Tindale Dental can help with toothpaste, toothbrushes, teeth whitening, treatments and all your dental needs! Call us on (02) 4726 5400 to book your appointment.