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The toothpaste you use has a large impact on the health of your teeth. Among the many options available are those which promise to protect your teeth from tooth decay, enamel stains, sensitivity and plaque. Understanding the product that is right for you can help you to make your teeth healthy, strong and beautiful in the long run.
Toothpaste is no longer available strictly in paste form; it can also be found as a gel or in powder form. Each addition to the toothpaste will change how it works for you, making it easy to choose the one that is right for your mouth.
- Fight tooth decay – Finding the best way to fight against tooth decay is important for everyone. In order to do this proper fluoride usage is essential. This ingredient helps to strengthen your enamel, allowing it to fight against the acid forming bacteria present in your mouth that causes cavities.
- Keep teeth looking white – Everyday eating and drinking can easily stain the enamel on your teeth. If you are trying to minimize surface stains, toothpaste with whitening agents will help achieve this goal
- Make teeth less sensitive – No one likes the feeling of cringing when eating hot or cold foods. If you have sensitive teeth, try a toothpaste with desensitizing agents in it to see if it gets better. Remember, that sensitive teeth could be a sign of a dental issue, such as tooth decay or gum disease too. Make sure to keep your regular dental appointments to rule those issues out.
- Eliminate plaque – Food debris and bacteria can cause an accumulation of plaque and tartar in your mouth. This can cause the beginning stages of gum disease. If you are prone to gum disease or simply want to be proactive in your dental care, a toothpaste with active ingredients to fight plaque and tartar can help you to keep your teeth healthy in between your regular dental appointments.
Choosing the right toothpaste is an essential part of your dental care. If you are unsure which product is right for you, ask us at your next visit. Make sure to always choose products that contain the ADA seal of approval to ensure that the toothpaste you are using is safe and effective for its intended use.