With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know which toothpaste to use. This will mostly depend on your teeth and your individual needs. However, there are a few things you should look for when deciding on toothpaste.
Fluoride can help strengthen the enamel of your teeth and make them much stronger. Most dentists recommend that you use toothpaste that contains fluoride. Most cities put fluoride into their water supply, so drinking tap water can also help strengthen your teeth.
ADA approved toothpastes have to follow stringent guidelines. This can help ensure that the toothpaste has been proven to be safe and effective.
Toothpaste with high sugar content can damage your teeth. Some kid’s toothpastes have lots of sugar to make them more palatable. Read the ingredients carefully to ensure that your toothpaste doesn’t have high sugar content.
Different types of toothpaste may be better for different teeth. If you have particularly sensitive teeth, you may want to invest in toothpaste designed for sensitivity. Your goal may be to stop tartar pockets from forming. In this case, you should use toothpaste designed specifically for tartar control. A whitening toothpaste can help brighten your teeth. However, it may also lead to sensitivity, so be careful when using one.
The type of toothpaste you use matters much less than how you brush your teeth. It is important to brush them for two minutes at a time, twice a day. It is also important to floss once a day and obtain regular dental cleanings. To schedule your dental cleaning, contact us at Hendersonville Family Dental today.