CHOOSING A TOOTHPASTE
Q: What’s the right toothpaste for me?
A: 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 needs.
One main consideration in picking a toothpaste is to make sure it carries the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. The seal is awarded only to those products that have passed a demanding testing procedure and have been proven safe and effective. Another key consideration is that the toothpaste contain fluoride, a key element in preventing tooth decay.
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. Also, you want a toothpaste that’s going to make your mouth feel clean and fresh. That way, you’ll be eager to use it.
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