Discover the types of toothpaste and their uses

types of toothpaste and uses

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 amounts can be toxic. Therefore, children's toothpastes have a lower fluoride content, which increases as children grow. From 0 to 3 years of age, toothpastes with 1,000 ppm F- in an amount equivalent to a grain of rice are recommended, rising to 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.

Fluoride toothpaste

In order to effectively prevent dental caries, it is essential to have a proper oral hygiene and the use of fluoride toothpastes. The KIN toothpaste contains in addition to 1,450 ppm F- other key ingredients for a comprehensive protection of teeth and gums such as 0.05% cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), provitamin B5 and Aloe vera. In case of high propensity to suffer dental caries and being necessary an additional contribution of fluoride in the daily oral hygiene to strengthen the enamel, the paste FluorKIN Anticaries Peppermint Forte with 2,500 ppm F- is the best choice.

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Whitening toothpaste

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 Whitening Toothpaste whitening toothpaste restores the natural shade of teeth without damaging the enamel. With daily use, teeth look whiter every day, progressively removing 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 suffering from 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. For example, to eliminate bad breath, to restore salivary secretion in case of dry mouth or to intensively care for delicate gums such as the gingiva . Cariax Gingival Toothpaste.

How to choose the best type of toothpaste?

When choosing the most suitable type of toothpaste for each person, it is important to take into account several factors such as age, daily oral hygiene habits, type of diet and possible dental and gum problems. When in doubt, the best option is to consult your 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.


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