What is your preferred toothpaste? Why is it that you like that toothpaste? We all know that there are a ton of different brands of toothpaste. What makes them different from one another is that there are different types of toothpaste. So what is the number of different types of toothpaste? Most importantly what are the different types? We will discuss that here.

Well guess what, there are only like two toothpaste companies and they make about 1,000 different types of toothpaste. Yes Crest and Colgate hold the largest market share of toothpaste. Yup, just two big companies make almost all the toothpaste you see in stores. Although there is all this different toothpaste, there are five main types:

1. Children's toothpaste
2. Smokers toothpaste
3. Teeth whitening toothpaste
4. Herbal toothpaste
5. Sensitive teeth toothpaste

Children's toothpaste is toothpaste that is made specifically for children. This type of toothpaste has less fluoride in it than regular adult toothpaste. Children’s toothpaste also has fewer abrasives in it since kids’ teeth are much more sensitive than those of adults. Additionally, children’s toothpaste is flavored with the candy loving flavors that kids just love, which makes it easier to get them to brush their teeth. So if you have kids, it's likely that you have childrens toothpaste in your home.

Smokers toothpaste is a type of toothpaste made specifically for people who smoke tobacco products. If you've ever noticed a smoker, well after years of smoking their teeth tend to get stained and start turning a yellowish color. This is because of the tar buildup on a smokers teeth. Smokers toothpaste usually contains cleansing agents designed to make teeth look whiter, which is beneficial for a smoker.

Teeth whitening toothpaste is for people who develop stains on their teeth for reasons other than smoking. Because people are still susceptible to dental stains that come about as a result of consuming certain kinds of foods such as coffee, tea or soda. Teeth-whitening toothpaste contains cleansers and abrasives that help remove or lessen the appearance of those stains. To me this type of toothpaste is one of the most popular.

We then have herbal toothpaste. Herbal toothpaste is a type of toothpaste that is a popular option for people who are either sensitive to the ingredients in regular toothpaste or who simply want a more natural cleansing alternative. Sometimes herbal toothpaste doesn't have any fluoride in it. So make sure you consult with your dentist before switching toothpaste.

Last but not least there is a type of toothpaste for people with sensitive teeth. If your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold there's a big chance this type of toothpaste is for you. Sensitive teeth toothpaste contains potassium nitrate, a substance which can help to reduce the painful sensations associated with this condition. 

There is also a nano silver toothpaste. This nano silver toothpaste uses groundbreaking technology to make its toothpaste. Nano silver toothpaste is revolutionizing oral care one brush at a time. It's 100 percent natural and fluoride free. It's the world's first toothpaste with ECOSAFE Coral Calcium & SilverSol Nano Silver. With this toothpaste you get an amazing toothpaste minus all the harmful chemicals other toothpastes contain. Well worth a try.

If you were confused that only two main companies are responsible for most of the toothpaste on the market, you are not alone. Here we saw the main types of toothpaste that there are. So there is pretty much a type of toothpaste for everyone. Next time you go shopping for toothpaste you'll be a little more educated. Make sure you are using the right type of toothpaste for your teeth. If you aren't sure, you could always ask your dentist. Happy brushing.