We can all agree that the toothpaste aisle can be rather overwhelming. Seriously, where do we even begin?!
Well, according to Rach’s dentist -- Dr. Guido Sarnachiaro -- you should at least be looking out for one important word.
"The most important thing is fluoride," Dr. Guido explains. "You want a toothpaste that has fluoride, because it’s anti-cavity."
No cavities? Yes, please!
And if you’re hoping to go a step further -- as in having really, really white teeth -- Dr. Guido suggests looking out for toothpastes with specific whitening agents, such as hydrogen peroxide.
"But you have to be consistent [with] using that toothpaste," Dr. Guido stresses. (A.K.A. You can’t use it and lose it after a week or so and still expect super pearly whites.)
Now, with all of this said, the options are still ENDLESS and everyone’s dental needs are different (teeth sensitivities, gum disease and diet are all deciding factors) -- so you should always consult your dental professional before committing to a specific toothpaste.