A number of criteria should influence the choice of toothpaste used on a daily basis. These include the condition of the mouth, the age and the particular needs of each person, etc. Indeed, it is essential to find the toothpaste that goes with your needs and expectations.


However, the market is full of toothpaste brands, which can make the choice difficult. At Groupe dentaire API, our dental hygienists guide our patients in this search and give them the necessary tips to make an informed choice.


It is also important to know that there are two types of toothpaste, according to the Canadian Dental Association, one medical and the other commercial.


The right advice for the right choice

First of all, you should know that toothpaste comes in three forms: dental paste, gel and a product that combines the two. Combined with a toothbrush that adapts to your teeth, toothpaste is designed for therapeutic, cosmetic and preventive purposes. The main goal of this combination is to remove plaque, bacteria and food residue, thus ensuring optimal oral hygiene for the patient.


According to the Ordre des hygiénistes du Québec and the Canadian Dental Association, there are different types of toothpastes that meet different needs:



To each his own type of toothpaste

There are many factors that go into choosing the right toothpaste for your needs. Here are some guidelines to help you find your way around:



Do you have more questions or would you like personalized advice on the type of toothpaste you should choose? We invite you to talk to your dental hygienist the next time you visit us! They have the qualifications and experience to help you make the best choice for the health of your teeth and mouth!