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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the many different toothpastes that stare at you as you walk down the oral hygiene isle at the store? If so, we are here to help you! Although there are many options available, it’s very important that you choose the toothpaste that is safe, effective, and perfect for your smile. To help you make the right choice, we recommending choosing one of the following types of toothpaste:

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
There are many tartar control toothpastes, and it’s best to choose one that also contains fluoride. This toothpaste is extremely beneficial because is cleans the layer of plaque that resides on the surfaces of your teeth. If the plaque does not get removed, it could lead to periodontal disease, which is a condition that involves swollen and bleeding gums and eventually loose and lost teeth. However, this toothpaste does not replace the techniques provided at your dental cleaning appointments.

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth
If you have sensitive teeth (for instance, if you experience discomfort when eating or drinking products that are hot or cold), then sensitivity toothpaste is the best option for you. This paste contains potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which are chemical compounds that block the pathways of the teeth that lead to the nerves.

Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening toothpaste will help those who wish for a whiter, brighter smile. If you are one of these people, give it a try! Please remember to choose a paste that not only whitens, but one that also deeply cleans your smile. It is important that your teeth get cleaned each time you brush. These toothpastes contain abrasive chemicals that effectively polish your smile and pull the stains away from your teeth.

No matter which toothpaste you choose, make sure you purchase one that has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This stamp of approval proves that the product was tested for safety and effectiveness.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, call our office today and talk to our friendly dental team. We look forward to talking with you!