There are many types of toothpastes on the market, roughly as follows: fluoride toothpaste, anti-allergic toothpaste, anti-tartar toothpaste, anti-plaque toothpaste and whitening toothpaste.
Their functions are also different, depending on the main ingredients in the toothpaste.
1. Toothpaste that can prevent tooth decay
This type of toothpaste contains fluoride such as Sodium Fluoride, Monofluorophosphate or Stannous Fluoride. The fluoride content of adult toothpaste is generally 1,000-1,450ppm (1,000 parts per million to 1,450 ppm); the fluoride content of children’s toothpaste is 500-1,000ppm, and children’s toothpaste usually contains fruits or candies The taste is very popular among children.
2. Toothpaste with anti-allergic effect
This type of toothpaste reduces tooth sensitivity in two ways: first, it interferes with the conduction capacity of sensitized nerves; second, it closes the tiny tubes in the dentin exposed to the teeth.
There are many types of anti-allergic toothpastes, and different brands may have different main ingredients, such as Potassium Nitrate or Arginine, etc. The effects of the main ingredients are also different.
Therefore, you should consult your dentist before use and perform a detailed examination to determine the cause of tooth sensitivity. If the symptoms of tooth sensitivity persist after using hypoallergenic toothpaste, you should consult a dentist.
3. Toothpaste with anti-tartar effect
This type of toothpaste can hinder the calcification of dental plaque, thereby reducing the rate of calculus formation. The main ingredients are pyrophosphate or zinc citrate and so on.
4. Toothpaste with anti-plaque effect
This type of toothpaste can inhibit the accumulation of dental plaque, weaken the irritation of the toxins produced by the bacteria on the periodontal tissue, and reduce the chance of causing periodontal disease.
Anti-dental plaque toothpastes on the market contain different main components of anti-dental plaque, such as Triclosan, Zinc Citrate and so on.
5. Whitening toothpaste
This type of toothpaste contains relatively coarse particles, which are used to remove stains on the surface of the teeth, thereby obtaining the effect of bleaching the teeth. Also some with activated charcoal that can also whiten teeth.