With So Many Toothpastes On The Market, How Do I Know Which One To Choose?

Toothpastes in the grocery store - Arlington

If you are responsible for purchasing your own toiletry items, you might feel overwhelmed sometimes trying to figure out what to purchase. Though a generation or two ago the stores offered a limited range of toothpaste options, today they stock an incredible variety to ensure that their customers are satisfied. But, that leaves many consumers like you wondering exactly what they should put in their carts.

Fortunately, if you spend a bit of time considering the needs of everyone in your household, you should be able to narrow the choices down a great deal. It won’t take much time, and then you will never have to worry about standing in the toothpaste aisle with a dumbfounded or frustrated expression on your face again!

Whether or not you are going to purchase a toothpaste with fluoride is one of the first things that you need to decide. While fluoride has been a staple ingredient in toothpaste for decades, some people have concerns about the dangers of too much fluoride in the human system. You will need to research both sides of the discussion so that you can make an informed decision for yourself and your family. There will be plenty of toothpaste choices for you, no matter which way you fall.

Essential oils are a newer ingredient in the oral care manufacturing industry, though they have been used throughout history for various preventative and healing health needs. Tea tree essential oil is one of the most popular due to it’s ability to fight off a wide swath of microscopic organisms. If you have gingivitis, bad breath or simply want to be sure that you are limiting bacterial growth in your mouth, you might opt for a toothpaste with this ancient healing oil.

You can find toothpastes that have been enhanced with cinnamon or mint essential oils to help fight off bacterial growth and freshen your breath. Additionally, there are several different toothpastes on the market that recreate the scent with other ingredients. Keep in mind that these will not provide the same oral health boost as ones with essential oils.


Either way, you can narrow down your options based on your flavor preferences. If you have children in the house, you might look for other flavors that the youngsters find more pleasing. However, you shouldn’t sacrifice quality for a bit of yummy flavor.

Long before toothpaste tubes were a thing, people used baking soda to help keep their teeth clean. Today, you can find toothpastes on the market that take advantage of this old-fashioned wisdom. The baking soda gently buffs away stains to lighten and brighten your smile.

Now that you have decided which ingredients and flavors are most important to you, look into the various manufacturers to find out which one you wish to support with your business. Then, you will be ready to hit the store and quickly grab the right toothpaste without spending a lot of time looking at the stocked shelves. Make a note of what you like so that you don’t ever have to worry again!

Lastly, don’t forget to visit your dentist twice a year for a regular checkup!


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