What kind of toothpaste do you recommend?
This is a question that we hear almost daily in our dental practice. Our answer? Find out now!
There are a TON of options on the market. Marketing these days is very proactive. There is toothpaste that appeals to children, to the sweet tooth, the elderly, the sensitive, those who want to whiten when they brush, the natural-minded and the list goes on and on.
In our office, we offer two different types of toothpaste: One geared more toward adults and one for children. To our knowledge, toothpaste can not be purchased in stores locally.
- Tooth and Gums Tonic – A completely natural toothpaste that contains essential oils and is herbal based. As it is more geared to adults, it is known to reduce the harmful bacteria found in the mouth and reduce inflammation, It contains Xylitol, and is Fluoride and SLS free.
- Epic – Toothpaste geared for the children, this is also sugar and fluoride-free, sweetened with Xylitol and has a yummy spearmint taste that kids like.
Now, you are not always going to be around the corner from Origin Dental Wellness when you need to make a toothpaste run. So, our best bit of advice while shopping for toothpaste at your local store is to look at the ingredients. Sugar-free. Fluoride free. SLS free. GMO-free. Contains Xylitol. Xylitol can be tricky so you want to be sure that it is coming from a GMO-free source, such as Birch bark as opposed to GMO corn.