“Which is the best toothpaste to use?” – this is one of the most common questions I am asked by patients. It’s a logical question, since there are so many toothpastes on the market that claim to do wonders for your teeth and oral health. But it’s a tough one for that same reason.
The best way to answer the question is to help my patients understand what toothpaste really is. Then, to understand what toothpaste can actually do for our oral health and what its limitations are.
Next we need to know what the patient’s dental goals are and finally, we need to interpret the list of ingredients. Once you know what the ingredients are, you can decide if you want to use them in your body or not. And if not, what are the alternatives?