Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 03:47 pm

We all have teeth. They kind of do the same thing and kind of look similar but, our teeth are not the same

To meet the different needs our teeth have, we need to find the right toothpaste, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. Choosing the right toothpaste means knowing and understanding the needs of your teeth beyond the superficial and cosmetic flaws you could want to fix.

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Prevention is better than cure

Preventing tooth decay, plaque build-up and discolouration is much easier than reversing it. Choosing the right toothpaste is an opportunity to make up for the weaknesses and in your teeth.

Stronger teeth no whiter teeth

Teeth that are yellow despite flawless dental hygiene are probably a sign of weakness of thin tooth enamel. The dentine (inside part of your tooth) is a light yellow colour and can show through thin and weak tooth enamel.
The colour of your teeth isn’t always a sign of bad dental hygiene. It can also be a sign of weak, damaged or injured tooth enamel.

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Harsh tooth whitening toothpaste further degrading the naturally weak tooth enamel can make your teeth susceptible to tooth decay, damage and sensitivity.

Nip sensetivity in the bud

Sensitivity to sugary foods and extreme temperatures is also a sign that your tooth enamel is weak or eroded. Exposed dentine can cause pain when and discomfort, but worst of all it means that parts of your tooth that should be protected is exposed making your teeth vulnerable.

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Healthy isn’t always bright white

Bright white teeth aren’t always what healthy teeth look like. Teeth aren’t naturally bright white and the chemicals and abrasive toothpaste we use to make our teeth look that way can be harmful to both our teeth and gums.
Using tooth whitening toothpaste daily can erode your teeth enamel. Instead, look for protective toothpaste with fluoride. While you can strengthen your tooth enamel, it is not possible to restore it once it is gone.
Using calcium-rich pro-enamel toothpaste can support and strengthen your teeth enamel. Your tooth enamel is just a thin layer that stands between the health of your teeth and tooth sensitivity and decay provided you practice good dental hygiene.

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