Tips for Choosing Your Toothpaste
The tools you use when it comes to brushing your teeth are nearly as important as the techniques you use. Many people choose a toothpaste that tastes good, and while taste is important, as it can be an incentive to keep you brushing longer and more frequently, there are other reasons to choose a toothpaste.
Some important benefits a toothpaste can offer include:
1. Anti-gingivitis toothpaste
This type of toothpaste can help combat the oral bacteria responsible for gum disease, and can be a great choice if you suffer from bleeding or inflamed gums.
2. Tartar-control toothpaste
If you are prone to tartar buildup, tartar-control toothpaste will help slow the process. However, you will still need a periodic dental appointment to keep your teeth properly cleaned and tartar under control.
3. Desensitizing toothpaste
Sensitive teeth can be painful, but this type of toothpaste can give you relief by blocking the transmission of those painful sensations to the nerve of the tooth. If your teeth continue to be painful, you might need to get them checked to ensure there is nothing more serious going on.
4. Whitening toothpaste
Dingy stains can build up on the surface of your teeth. Whitening toothpaste contains special polishing ingredients that buff them away.
5. Fluoride toothpaste
Virtually all types of toothpaste contain fluoride, which helps strengthen dental enamel and prevent tooth decay. For the best results, always look for a brand that contains fluoride. Your toothpaste should also have the ADA Seal of Approval.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule a dental cleaning with Dr. Frame.
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