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What to Look for in a Tube of Toothpaste

Posted November 5, 2015

As you scrub your smile each day, it’s important you have the proper tools that will give you the best cleaning possible. One tool that is very important is toothpaste, and we are happy to tell you the best toothpaste possible for your smile. We strongly recommend using one or more of the following toothpastes:

Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride toothpaste is a great option. It is a product that not only cleans your teeth, but it also nourishes and strengthens your teeth as well. Fluoride is the most important ingredient to look for in fluoride because your smile loses minerals every day. This toothpaste will replace those minerals with fluoride and will protect your teeth from the acid that is released from the sugars and starches we eat.

Tartar Control Toothpaste
Tartar is a very dangerous substance that can destroy your teeth, which is why tartar control toothpaste is also a great option for your smile. This toothpaste will help remove the plaque and tartar that resides on your smile, which will help you prevent gum disease. However, this toothpaste does not replace the tartar-removing techniques offered at the dental office.

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth
Tooth sensitivity is inconvenient and annoying, and if you are one who is sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, sensitivity toothpaste is for you. The paste contains chemical compounds that block the pathways that lead to the teeth’s nerves, which reduces the amount of discomfort you feel when you eat or drink something hot or cold.

Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening toothpaste is a great product for those who wish to brighten their smile. Many of these pastes provide successful results, but please remember to choose a paste that whitens as well as cleans your smile. This is very important. The whitening solution in the toothpaste will polish your teeth and will lift the stains from your smile.

No matter which toothpaste you choose to use, make sure it has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal of approval proves that the product has passed testing for safety and effectiveness. With these products, you will know you have the safest and most effective product possible. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, call our office today and talk to a member of our friendly dental team!