We are often asked what toothpaste we think is best for our patients. The simple answer is to use the fluoride-containing toothpaste you like the most. Whether you prefer a particular flavor or mouthfeel, as long as your toothpaste has fluoride in it you are on the right track.
We do make particular toothpaste recommendations based on a patient’s needs, but the vast majority of individuals are fine with just about any fluoride toothpaste. For example, we recommend Sensodyne for patients with sensitivity, and Parodontax for patients with bleeding gums.
Some patients are sensitive to particular toothpaste ingredients as well. In particular, many types of toothpaste contain SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate). If you notice a thin film or irritated gums, it may be worth switching it up, especially if SLS is listed as an ingredient.