Toothpaste is one of life’s great inventions – where we would be without it? We hate to think. So, in celebration of the greatest paste of all time, we have put our sources together to take a look at the best toothpaste out there. From natural to ginger mint flavoured, we’ve got it all covered.
Which Toothpaste Is Best
When it comes to looking for the best toothpaste for men, there are so many different factors to look for or take into consideration. Like most products, every man will want to invest in a toothpaste that will benefit their own issues. This could be finding the best toothpaste for sensitive teeth or even the best toothpaste for smokers – we all look for different things. This guide will take you all through the most popular types of toothpaste for every matter.
Best Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening has got to be up there for one of the most common types of toothpaste that people want to get their hands on. With the continuous rise of film, TV and celebrity status, more and more people are becoming obsessed with the shade of white that their teeth are. This only feeds the industry to create more products that sell the dreams and promises of Simon Cowell white teeth, but which ones will actually get you there, if any?
When it comes to whitening your teeth, it takes a lot of exposure for a decent period of time for visible results. It’s exposure to carbamide peroxide that makes the teeth go a brighter white and most kinds of toothpaste don’t have this ingredient in it (because it doesn’t actually clean the teeth). This exposure is called extrinsic whitening, where the carbamide peroxide penetrates the surface of the tooth. Toothpaste is not able to do this, however, what it can do is extrinsic whitening, which is where toothpaste cleans and polishes the exterior of the tooth to remove dirt and stains.
More often than not, you can achieve this with any toothpaste, as long as you have a decent toothbrush. Dentists recommend using an electric toothbrush to tackle stains on the teeth over a manual one, but this is up to you. You’ll find that most whitening toothpaste is a little more ‘gritty’ than normal ones. This is what helps polish and clean teeth to give the whitening effect, but they certainly are the best stain removing toothpaste options. If you’re looking for the best toothpaste to whiten teeth, you may be looking for a while – if you really want bright white teeth, the only way is to head to the dentist and commit to a long time period.
Best Natural Toothpaste
This is one for those health conscious men who believe that every grooming or health product they use should be all-natural. Luckily for them, natural toothpaste is very much a thing, and it’s actually getting quite popular. So, is there actually a difference between natural and bought toothpaste? Technically yes, technically no – it really does depend on how you argue it.
Some people make ‘natural toothpaste’ out of products like coconut oil, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, but is this really natural if it has man-made ingredients in it? Hydrogen peroxide is a solution which helps whitens teeth, which makes sense, but these ingredients are far from natural in our opinion. Instead, why not try making a natural toothpaste from coconut oil, baking soda, stevia powder (a natural sweetener) and 15-20 drops of cinnamon or peppermint oil. This is far more natural and doesn’t hold any of the main ingredients found in bought toothpaste such as fluoride, abrasives, humectants and detergents.
But the question still remains, what is the best toothpaste between natural and bought? Well, some argue that it isn’t the actual toothpaste that prevents your teeth becoming unhealthy. It is the build-up of food and bacteria on your teeth, commonly known as plaque, that causes cavities and dental issues. The act of brushing your teeth is what takes this away, so if you have a good toothbrush, you are much more likely to get rid of it. The toothpaste mainly acts as a shield and a freshener, but the motion of brushing is the important part. If this is the case, does it really matter whether you use bought or natural? We will leave that up to you.
Best Flavoured Toothpaste
Flavoured toothpaste has become really popular amongst young people. What could possibly be more exciting then brushing your teeth with something other than mint? Ginger mint or cinnamon mint, obviously. Flavoured toothpaste makes us reminisce back on our childhoods when brushing our teeth with tutti-fruity flavoured toothpaste was always a pleasure, never a chore, so why not bring back this sense of nostalgia with some adult-friendly versions?
With the aim to contemporise toothpaste, Marvis is a brand that has delved right into this idea of bringing back the fun and flavour that we loved so much as kids. The only difference is that this is proper toothpaste that will actually benefit our adult teeth, not just the milk ones we used to have. With iconic and unique flavours of Liquorice Mint, Ginger Mint, Cinnamon Mint, Aquatic Mint, Jasmin Mint and more, Marvis has the best toothpaste if you want to spice up your life a little.
Best Sensitive Toothpaste
Sensitive toothpaste is deemed essential for so many people. If you, like many others, can’t drink too hot or too cold liquids or eat foods without your teeth hurting from the sensitivity, we’re sure you have ventured into the sensitive toothpaste world at some point in your life. Sensitive toothpaste is the go-to option for many suffers of this, but how safe is it?
Sensitive toothpaste contains chemicals that help prevent the sensitivity you feel, but how? Most of these types of toothpaste contain the ingredients potassium nitrate or strontium chloride which work by blocking the signals from the tooth to the nerve through tiny tunnels in your teeth. The nerve is what causes feeling, so by blocking this you are also blocking the pain you feel. This all sounds good and well, but you have to ask yourself whether you consider the risks of exposing your teeth to these chemicals for the long-term time period that the brands suggest worth it.
On That Note
Brushing our teeth is one of, if not the most essential health or grooming routines we need to keep in check. With a recommended brush time of at least two minutes two times a day, we need to make sure that the toothpaste we choose to use works best for us. Whether you count yourself as a whitening paste, sensitive paste or flavoured paste kind of guy, this article should give you some tips as to what you are putting in your mouth and what your next toothpaste shop should look like.