Choosing a Toothpaste
February 13, 2017Services
What’s the right toothpaste for me?
The best way to answer that question is to talk with your dentist about it. There are lots of toothpastes on the market, and not all are the same. See what your dentist thinks about which ones may be best for your particular needs. One main consideration is picking a toothpaste is to make sure it carries the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Approval. The seal is awarded only to those products that have passed a demanding testing procedure and have been proven effective.Another key consideration is that the toothpaste contain fluoride, a key element in preventing tooth decay. Toothpastes containing an ingredient called triclosan can combat gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, or periodontal disease.
Many people, whose gums may have receded a bit, leaving sensitive roots partially exposed, may want a toothpaste with a desensitizing agent that reduces the potential discomfort of exposure to heat or cold. Some people may be in the market for a paste with a whitening agent. Of course you also want a toothpaste that’s going to make your mouth feel clean and fresh. It’s a great feeling!
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