Prevention is better than cure and no more is that so, than when it comes to your teeth. There is nothing quite like mouth pain and whatever reduces the time spent in the dentist’s chair must be a good thing.
Our traditional line of defense is the toothbrush and toothpaste, yet something so important is usually thrown in the supermarket trolley, mostly chosen out of habit or on price. A new market, the 'designer' toothpaste, has appeared with the big boys Procter & Gamble and GlaxoSmithKline both entering the fray with premium offers Oral B and Corsodyl respectively.
While the other brands have blurred into one or haven't moved on for decades, this new genre of mouthcare is touted as a step-up and worth the extra expense. The thinking is, if you take so much time over your moisturiser or haircare products why wouldn't you want something better for your teeth?
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Here is TheChicGeek's round-up of what's out there;
Oral-B Pro-Expert is the first and only toothpaste to combine the two powerful ingredients: Stannous Fluoride and the Polyphosphate System. Together these ingredients deliver a unique, comprehensive protection for your teeth, addressing all the areas that dentists check the most. The polyphosphate system prevents stains from happening by protecting the surface of the teeth from stain build up and, in combination with silica, removes discolouration. Clinical research showed up to 96% less stains in two weeks.
Corsodyl Daily Gum & Tooth Paste
For healthy gums & teeth Corsodyl contains 6 plant extracts - peppermint, echinacea, camomile, rhatany, sage, myrrh nurturing gums, fortifies teeth, reduces plaque and offers daily cavity protection. Caring for your gums is critical to the health of your teeth and mouth so Corsodyl has developed a clinically proven toothpaste which, with regular brushing, helps maintain firm and tight gums to lock out harmful plaque and bacteria. It contains a special combination of plant extracts and mineral salt so you may find it takes a few weeks to get used to the unique taste and sensation.
Toothpaste Duo Go Smile
Go Smile have created specially formulated luxurious toothpastes which are aromatherapy-enriched to fight surface stains. AM toothpaste is designed to energize you in the morning, with extracts of lemon, lime, orange and peppermint. PM toothpaste is designed to relax. Specially formulated to be used before bedtime it contains calming extracts of chamomile, lavender, valerian root and vanilla.
Darphin Denblan Toothpaste
Darphin delivers a delightful, refreshing tooth-polishing experience for optimal oral care. cosmetic and hygienic. Gentle, invigorating DENBLAN toothpaste helps fight cavities and strengthen teeth as it whitens. For pearly, gleaming teeth plus a frosty-fresh, minty-clean mouth.
Swiss Dent - Purefreshness Toothpaste
Individual and unique Micro Pearls release an intense fresh flavour. Formulated with a higher concentration of Fluoride, this toothpaste protects against cavities and decay which cause the bacteria that leads to bad breath. Leaving teeth healthy with naturally fresh breath. Vitamin E protects teeth and revitalises gums and Swiss Glacier Water assists remineralisation especially after eating.