Choosing a Toothpaste

Use a fluoride toothpaste

Fluoride has been used for over half a century to help prevent tooth decay. Using a fluoride containing toothpaste is highly recommended for adults

Adult toothpastes should contain 1400-1500ppm fluoride. Recommended toothpastes include Colgate® and Sensodyne®. Please enquire about the free samples which are usually kept at reception.

Use a pea sized amount of toothpaste and brush for 2 minutes. When you have finished spit out the paste but avoid rinsing your mouth. This allows the fluoride to soak into the surface layers of your teeth which strengthens them against decay.