Tips to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Toothpaste

Tips to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Toothpaste

Brushing your teeth is absolutely essentially to good oral hygiene. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day with a soft bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance. When shopping for a particular brand of toothpaste, there are a few things to consider, depending on your oral hygiene needs.

Most people find that a toothpaste with mild abrasives helps to remove food debris and polish minor surface stains. A particular brand with added fluoride will help strengthen enamel and help to prevent tooth decay.

Nonabrasive toothpaste is called for if you wear dentures or a partial. It’s also nice to have on hand if you have a mouthpiece like a custom mouth guard, night guard. or snore guard.

If your teeth have sensitivity issue you might want to select a toothpaste that includes potassium nitrate or strontium chloride. If you have inflamed gums, you might want to seek out a brand with a stannous fluoride additive.

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 919-471-9106 or ask us at your next dental cleaning appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

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