Which toothpaste to use?
There are a lot of options when it comes to toothpaste. One of these is known as “tartar control”. What does this mean for a toothpaste, and is it a good option for you and your family? Our Federal Way dentistry clinic has the information you need.
The purpose of tartar control toothpaste is to grant greater protection against the growth of tartar. It achieves this with chemical compounds like zinc citrate and pyrophosphates, which have been demonstrated to be effective against tartar. Additionally, some tartar control toothpastes also contain antibiotics to help control the bacteria in your mouth.
Tartar control toothpaste can be a good option for many households. However, it is important to remember that such toothpaste is only good for preventing new tartar from forming, and not for the removal of tartar that has already hardened on your teeth. The only way to safely get rid of existing tartar is to have it scaled away by a trained dental professional, so never forget your regular cleanings with Bella Dental every six months.