Things to Consider Before Buying Toothpaste

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day, with a soft bristled toothbrush. Adding toothpaste, to the brush greatly improves your ability to remove food particles and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth. Before buying a particular brand of toothpaste There are a few things to keep in mind.

The first thing to look for is the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This seal represents that it has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

Abrasive toothpaste, has mild abrasive additives that help the brush to effectively scrub food particles and plaque from the surface of the teeth. A brand with added fluoride also helps to strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay.

Nonabrasive toothpaste might be called for if you wear dentures, have a partial or you need to maintain a custom mouth guard, night guard or snore guard. There are also nonabrasive toothpastes that are formulated to help people dealing with chronic dry mouth.

You might want to select a brand of toothpaste that includes potassium nitrate or strontium chloride if you have issues with tooth sensitivity. Most of these brands also have added fluoride to help remineralize tooth enamel that has been affected by enamel erosion.

If you have been struggling with chronic gum disease and you have inflamed gums, you might want to look for a brand with stannous fluoride added.

Many people mitigate minor surface stains by using a whitening toothpaste. However, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide will not strong enough to remove moderate and deep stains on teeth.

If you need help selecting the right brand of toothpaste, please call us at [phone] or ask us at your next dental cleaning appointment. We look forward to helping you choose the right oral hygiene products for you and your family.