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Brushing your teeth is a major part of your oral hygiene routine, so choosing the right toothpaste for your needs is critical. Brushing with toothpaste helps reduce tartar formation, prevent cavities, gum disease and improve overall dental health.

Even though toothpaste is an integral part of the brushing process, most people do not think much about what kinds they’re using. With so many available brands and options on the shelf with deceiving advertising and eye-catching packaging, it’s important to pay more mind when picking the perfect tube of toothpaste. Next time you search for the best match that will help you achieve a healthier, brighter and whiter smile, we recommend keeping these three things in mind:

  1. Spot the Seal – Always look for toothpaste that contains the American Dental Association Seal of Approval. This seal ensures that the product was scientifically evaluated and successfully met the ADA’s stringent requirements for safety and effectiveness.
  2. Administer the Taste Test – Selecting an ADA-approved toothpaste really can be as easy as finding what passes your personal taste test. Flavoring agents are used simply for improved taste and do not contain any sugars or other ingredients that can promote tooth decay or other harmful oral conditions.
  3. Keep Your Needs in Mind – If you have specific dental problems, look for a toothpaste with ingredients that will help combat your issues. For instance, if you avoid drinking hot or cold beverages or eating sticky and acidic foods due to tooth sensitivity, look for a toothpaste that contains potassium nitrate to help reduce any pain or discomfort that comes with consumption. If surface stains on your teeth are hindering your ability to achieve a bright and white smile, look for toothpaste that contains chemical or abrasive ingredients like calcium carbonate to help remove and prevent stains from forming on teeth.

If you have trouble finding the right toothpaste or can’t get the results you want, talk to your dentist! Dental professionals have access to proprietary types of whitening gels, sensitivity pastes and, most importantly, a tremendous amount of insight to help you achieve optimal oral health. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Stante today to discuss your needs and find the right options for your personal needs!

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