There are so many brands and types of toothpastes available in the shops that it can be sometimes difficult to decide which one to buy. Many of us like to stay with a toothpaste brand of preference, but many of us also do not stick to one toothpaste brand but fluctuate between different types of toothpastes.
Depending on what sounds attractive as a toothpaste to us and also due to prices which interchange in the different shops which sell toothpastes. Also it depends on whether we have a specific purpose for buying a specialised toothpaste.
When it comes to toothpaste there are a variety of ingredients which are used in the formula. Thickeners and preservatives amongst many other ingredients are there to bulk up, thicken, add moisture too and keep the toothpaste fresh.
Abrasives are sometimes used in varying forms and different levels. But the main ingredients in any toothpaste is fluoride, it is fluoride which cleans the mouth and makes teeth stronger.
Do cheaper toothpastes contain less fluoride? The answer is no. When it comes to cleaning teeth the less expensive toothpastes, although do not contain ‘extra’ ingredients which might make the toothpaste more attractive to the buyer, the fluoride within the toothpaste is generally the exact same strength as many of the other toothpastes which are more expensive.
Toothpastes are sometimes specialised and contain ingredients for a specific purpose, but when it comes to basic cleaning, the cheaper toothpastes contain enough fluoride to clean adequately.
It all depends on what you seek in a toothpaste, you may want a strong tasting toothpaste, one that makes the mouth feel fresher for longer, a sensitivity toothpaste or one which helps the gums.
The cheaper toothpastes have the same amount of fluoride as many other toothpastes but when it comes to flavours and other specific requirements the more expensive toothpastes will be more suited.
What about more expensive toothpastes?
As mentioned in the article above, specialized toothpastes are very specific and needed for certain ailments and treatments and also certain types of cleaning. Arm and Hammer have a fantastic specialized toothpaste which helps keep teeth white and helps sustain white teeth after a tooth whitening treatment. Also the brand Britesmile has a whitening toothpaste which is also specialized. See below to find out more or read here whether standard toothpastes, which are not specialized, that claim to whiten the teeth work and why.