Which Toothpaste Should I Use?May 31, 2021 3:21 pm
From laundry detergent to shampoo to soap, there seems to be a plethora of choices out there. Toothpaste is no exception to this. The shelves of your local drugstore or supermarket are probably full of different toothpastes spouting different benefits. So that begs the question, which one should you choose? Here are some tips to help you make your decision!
Look for the Seal
For a quick way to narrow down your toothpaste choices, look for the ADA seal. ADA stands for American Dental Association. There are certain products out there that have the organization’s seal of approval on them. This seal signifies that the toothpaste has been vetted for its safety and efficacy.
Keep in mind that there are still great toothpastes that don’t have the ADA seal! Their manufacturer usually just hasn’t paid to undergo the process of getting approved to have the seal.
Check for Fluoride
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen teeth enamel. It is found in some foods and in public water supplies. We recommend getting a toothpaste with fluoride in it to help fortify your enamel against decay and damage.
Consider Your Unique Needs
Everyone’s smile is unique, which means that everyone has different dental needs. It’s in your best interest to find the toothpaste that addresses any specific oral health issues you may have. For example, if you deal with tooth sensitivity, you should look for an anti-sensitivity toothpaste. If you have chronic dry mouth, you may benefit from a toothpaste specially formulated for patients with dry mouth.
Consult with Our Team!
If you still need some help choosing a toothpaste, consult with our team at Moghadam Family Dentistry. We’d be happy to help you figure out the right product for your specific smile needs. We welcome you and your family to our office in Canton, GA, for all your dental concerns! We offer comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. We look forward to seeing you.
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