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Tips for Choosing the Best Toothpaste

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Rho Family Dentistry
Tips for Choosing the Best ToothpasteLike many products today, various types of toothpaste are coming up. While all toothpaste helps to clean the teeth, some have a special formulation that can help to keep the teeth healthy and strong. At the same time, some types of toothpaste are designed to reduce tooth sensitivity, others help to eliminate stains, and others strengthen the enamel. If you are unsure about the toothpaste to consider, here are tips to help you choose the right dental product for you and your family.

Look For ADA Seal Approval

Before you invest in toothpaste, it is vital to check for the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of acceptance. This indicates that the toothpaste is safe to use and guarantees effectiveness. The ADA program has strict rules for all toothpaste manufacturers. For instance, toothpaste must have fluoride and other active ingredients that improve oral health. Besides, toothpaste should not contain flavoring agents that can lead to tooth decay. In this case, if the toothpaste doesn't meet these standards, it may not give the best result.

Consider a Fluoride Toothpaste

Using fluoride toothpaste is one way of having strong and healthy teeth. Fluoride toothpaste helps to strengthen the enamel and slow acid production, thus, protecting the teeth from cavities. Unfortunately, some kinds of toothpaste do not contain fluoride. Several studies state that toothpaste that does not contain fluoride is less effective and can leave your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay. In this case, fluoride toothpaste should be your priority.

Focus On Your Oral Needs

Various kinds of toothpaste have different active ingredients that can help to improve your dental health. In addition to fluoride, some ingredients found in toothpaste are designed to prevent bad breath, whiten teeth, reduce teeth sensitivity, and reduce enamel erosion. In this case, it would be best to choose a toothpaste that addresses your oral needs. Are you still unsure about the toothpaste to use? Our professionals will factor in your oral health in order to recommend a toothpaste that will provide the best results.

Jeffrey J. Rho, DDS

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