Colgate Optic White Sparkling Mint Toothpaste 3.5oz (Pack of 3)
How to choose the best toothpaste?
Complete protection toothpaste: It is the most comprehensive of toothpaste, one that provides total protection of the mouth, whether teeth or gums. It guarantees a healthy mouth daily by fighting against the 8 main problems encountered: it reduces the appearance of cavities, plaque, tartar, and bacteria while strengthening the most sensitive gums and damaged enamel, guaranteeing a whitening action and leaving behind the fresh breath.
The cleaning and protective toothpaste, with targeted action: Several kinds of toothpaste offer targeted actions against specific problems, such as anti-caries toothpaste, anti-plaque, and anti-tartar toothpaste, or even toothpaste for sensitive teeth and gums. It is usually the dentists who indicate when to go for a targeted action toothpaste rather than a complete care toothpaste. It helps put an end more quickly to the problems encountered to find a healthier mouth.
Fresh breath toothpaste: It is the toothpaste designed for people who tend to have bad breath, either when they wake up or for the rest of the day. If most kinds of toothpaste generally offer a minty taste to provide a feeling of freshness in the mouth after brushing, this goes further by guaranteeing several hours of freshness, thanks to soluble crystals which dissolve in the mouth during brushing, for example.
Whitening toothpaste: It is the toothpaste that is mainly responsible for making the teeth whiter when the shade has been tarnished by nicotine for smokers or even tea and coffee for other people. There are two types of whitening toothpaste: those that clean the enamel on the surface to remove stains, and those that play with color pigments to reduce the yellow tint. If the first have a progressive action and the second offers an immediate solution, both are effective, on the other hand, to find a brighter smile.
Toothpaste for children: The action of toothpaste for children is fundamental (cleaning and elimination of bacteria), but it is still a vital toothpaste, especially for children under 6 years old. It contains less fluoride than in a regular toothpaste for adults, and this is essential since the ingestion of too much fluoride can be dangerous for the health of the little ones. And we all know that they tend always to swallow a bit of their toothpaste!
Toothpaste Active Ingredients
Fluoride and zinc: They allow the remineralization of teeth, to fight against cavities.
The different forms of potassium: Whether it is chloride, nitrate, or citrate of potassium, they participate in the desensitization of the gums and teeth.
Zinc: Zinc citrate and zinc chloride have antiseptic powers, to fight against bacteria. The same goes for triclosan.
Pyrophosphate: It is an anti-tartar agent; it prevents its appearance.
Silica and alumina: They make it possible to clean the teeth better and come in addition to the toothbrush in the elimination of dental plaque (calcium carbonate also has the same effect).
Chamomile, sage, and arnica: The natural anti-inflammatory properties of these plants help especially to fight against gum problems (swelling, bleeding, etc.)
Tips for whiter teeth
It is one of the most effective natural solutions for teeth whitening, and commercial toothpaste often contains it. Thanks to its fine particles, baking soda helps with very precise brushing like a scrub that would rid the teeth of stains that tarnish them. The bicarbonate can be used every day when brushing by depositing a little of this powder on the toothbrush but without toothpaste so as not to cause too abrasive action on the teeth and then rinse regularly.
It is ideal for restoring whiteness to yellowed and stained teeth, and thanks to its acidity, it is also perfect for reducing tartar and keeping your breath fresh. Its high content of vitamin C also helps strengthen and sanitize the gums. Simply wash your teeth with a little freshly squeezed lemon, brush it gently on the teeth before rinsing them with clean water BUT be careful, do it only 2 times a week because the lemon is very acidic it could attack tooth enamel if used more often.
Vegetable charcoal is used to whiten teeth in a completely natural way. It is enough to use it in powder (in pharmacy) alone, without toothpaste, and to brush your teeth and then rinse with clear water. This operation can be done twice a week so as not to damage the tooth enamel, and it is a real plus for teeth whitening!
Tea-tree essential oil
It is also called Melaleuca oil, and it cleanses the mouth, teeth and contains active whiteners. Indeed, its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties make this essential oil an excellent oral antiseptic, and by reducing dental plaque, it would contribute to whiter teeth.