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Each person has very different needs when it comes to proper oral hygiene. There are so many types of toothpaste on the market that it is not always easy to make the right choice.
Formulated with different ingredients, not all toothpastes are the same. Each one is indicated for a specific use, combining protection against caries and the strengthening of tooth enamel with care or prevention against other common oral problems. So which one to choose?
The importance of toothpaste for oral hygiene
Toothpastes are products that are essentially used to maintain proper oral hygiene. However, they should not all be considered the same, as their indications and use may vary depending on their composition.
Choosing the right toothpaste for each person's needs is key not only to maintaining and preserving oral health, but also general health and wellbeing.
What types of toothpaste are there?
Although there are toothpastes to treat very specific oral health problems, the most popular are those that help prevent and control tooth decay and periodontal disease.
To do this, it is important to find out about the content of fluoride and the main ingredients, and to choose the most suitable one.
Toothpaste for children
We start with the youngest members of the family, with a special type of toothpaste that contains a smaller amount of fluoride. Although fluoride is an essential element for the correct mineralisation of children's teeth at all stages of growth, ingestion of large quantities can be toxic.
Therefore, children's toothpastes have a lower fluoride content, which increases as children get older.
From 0 to 3 years of age, the use of toothpaste with 1,000 ppm F- in an amount equivalent to a grain of rice is recommended, becoming the equivalent of a pea from 3 years of age. FluorKIN Calcium is a toothpaste with 1,000 ppm F- specially formulated for the youngest children. It contains, in addition to fluoride, calcium to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent caries. From the age of 6 years onwards, toothpastes with a fluoride content of 1,450 ppm F- can be used as FluorKIN Junior.
Proper oral hygiene and the use of fluoride toothpaste are essential for the effective prevention of dental caries.
The KIN toothpaste contains in addition to 1,450 ppm F- other key ingredients for comprehensive protection of teeth and gums such as 0.05% cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), provitamin B5 and Aloe vera.
In case of a high susceptibility to dental caries and an additional supply of fluoride is necessary in daily oral hygiene to strengthen the enamel, toothpaste with 2,500 ppm F- is the best choice. FluorKIN Anticaries Peppermint Forte with 2,500 ppm F- is the best choice.
One of the biggest desires of most of the population in recent years is to have a whiter smile. The sale of whitening toothpastes has skyrocketed recently. But not all of them achieve the desired effect, while at the same time taking care of the health and integrity of the teeth.
The fkd Whitener toothpaste restores the natural shade of teeth without damaging the enamel. With daily use, teeth look whiter every day, progressively eliminating surface stains and controlling the formation of tartar or dental calculus. It also contains fluoride to strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay.
Toothpaste for sensitive teeth
Tooth sensitivity manifests itself as a sharp pain in response to an external stimulus such as hot or cold drinks. It is very important to use specific toothpastes to treat tooth sensitivity, as pain makes dental hygiene more difficult and increases the risk of other conditions.
The Cariax Desensitising toothpaste with potassium nitrate and fluoride, prevents and acts against tooth sensitivity, reinforcing tooth enamel and providing comfort in daily oral hygiene.
Special toothpastes for the treatment of dental problems
In addition to these types of toothpastes, there are many other products recommended for the specific treatment of different oral problems.
Such as eliminating bad breath, restoring salivary secretion in the case of dry mouth or intensive care of sensitive gums such as gingivitis . Cariax Gingival toothpaste.
How to choose the best type of toothpaste?
When choosing the right type of toothpaste for you, it is important to consider several factors such as your age, daily oral hygiene habits, type of diet and possible dental and gum problems.
If in doubt, the best option is to go to the dentist, who will recommend the type of toothpaste that best suits the condition of your gums and teeth in order to provide the best care in a personalised way.