How do you choose your toothpaste?

The number of options you have when you buy a tube of toothpaste can be overwhelming.

Should you go for tartar control? Fluoride? Both?

And don’t forget to think about whitening toothpastes or formulas with all-natural ingredients.

Here are some tips to help you make a good choice when you’re confused as you stand by the toothpaste section!!

1.The most important ingredient to look for when choosing toothpaste is fluoride. It helps to reduce tooth decay by protecting your teeth from acid in your mouth.

2.Make sure it is BDA approved. All toothpastes earning the BDA seal contain fluoride — the most important ingredient in any toothpaste.

3. Consider your needs and the needs of your family members. For people trying to instill good oral hygiene habits in your children, why not choose fruit-flavored toothpastes with sparkles to entice them to brush their teeth?


Wasim Fazel - Dentist
MFGDP(UK) 2004, BDS Manc 2001 (GDC No. 79177)
  • Graduated from University of Manchester 2001
  • Post graduate education MFGDP, Royal College of Surgeons 2003
  • Certificate of Implantology, Dental institute of Illapeo, Brazil, 2002
  • Examiner for the NEBDN, Nurses Training Programme
  • Denplan practice adviser, Denplan Excel Accreditation Programme
  • Chairman of JDS, a voluntary professional organisation, organising CPD and educational programmes for all dental professionals
  • Wasim is passionate about cosmetic dentistry with a wealth of experience in smile design and makeovers. He is also highly trained in the Invisalign system and enjoys various cosmetic treatments like tooth whitening, cerec and veneers.

    In his free time, he loves to teach and regularly tutors dentists in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. An important priority for Wasim is to put anxious patients at ease and make their dental experience more pleasant and stress free, providing intravenous sedation for such patients.

    Away from dentistry, Wasim is an avid sports fan, playing football, cricket, snooker and scuba diving. He loves to travel and has visited many countries in the Far East, Africa and America.