Tooth Paste for Sensitive Teeth Vinton VA

Find yourself standing perplexed in the middle of the toothpaste aisle, trying to find brands that don't contain harmful chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)? Jot down the following guidelines before you return to the store.

Wonder Drug
(540) 890-3027
15818 Stewartsville Rd
Vinton, VA
 
Wonder Drug Southeast
(540) 343-9306
1224 Jamison Ave SE Ste A
Roanoke, VA
 
Kroger Co Phar
(540) 342-1734
Orange Ave
Roanoke, VA
 
Cvs Pharmacy
(540) 342-7137
9th St
Roanoke, VA
 
Kroger Co Phar
(540) 362-3806
Roanoke Town Sq
Roanoke, VA
 
Pharmerica
(540) 890-7788
9381 Hardy Rd
Vinton, VA
 
Super D Drug Store
(540) 345-8342
2152 Dale Ave SE
Roanoke, VA
 
Medicine Shoppe The
(540) 777-7500
3324 Williamson Rd NW
Roanoke, VA
 
Phamacy Care Plus
(540) 342-8979
1326 Plantation Rd NE
Roanoke, VA
 
Friendship Pharmacy & Emporium
(540) 265-2152
327 Hershberger Rd
Roanoke, VA
 

Toothpaste Turmoil

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By Nora Simmons

Find yourself standing perplexed in the middle of the toothpaste aisle, trying to find brands that don’t contain harmful chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)? Jot down the following guidelines before you return to the store.

Got sensitive teeth?
Look for alkalizing agents such as baking soda, Co-Q10, and aloe vera, which reduce inflammation in the mouth and soothe irritated gums.
Avoid SLS, which can dry out your mouth and may cause canker sores, says Harold Katz, DDS. Also steer clear of sugar (marked on the ingredients label as sucrose or glucose) and alcohol.
We like SLS-free Natural Sensitive Care from Tom’s of Maine, which uses potassium nitrate and aloe to soothe sensitive teeth and gums. $5.99, 4 oz; www.tomsofmaine.com

Want a brighter smile?
Look for natural abrasives made from peelu or diatomaceous earth (soft sediment), which will gently remove stains without harming tooth enamel.
Avoid hydrogen peroxide and glycerin, which are drying and can lead to tooth sensitivity. Also stay away from harsh abrasives, such as sand, chalk, or alumina.
We like Peelu Toothpaste which uses the natural fibers of the Indian peelu tree to safely brighten your smile. $5, 7oz; www.peelu.com

Need extra tartar control?
Look for xylitol. This natural sugar fights and even heals developing cavities by stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Also look for Co-Q10, which has been shown to heal and prevent gingivitis, as well as gum-soothing aloe.
Avoid fluoride, a common ingredient in tartar control and cavity-fighting toothpastes. Once you’re 25, fluoride no longer strengthens enamel, says Katz.
We like Kiss My Face Tartar Control. Combining xylitol, Co-Q10, aloe, and olive-leaf extract, this toothpaste helps prevent cavities while boosting your whole-mouth health. $5.99, 4.3 oz; www.kissmyface.com

Author: Nora Simmons

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