Ask the dentist – How do you choose which toothpaste is best for you?

Ask The Dentist

How do you choose which toothpaste is best for you?

There are toothpastes on the market that control tartar buildup, remove stain, desensitize teeth, bleach or whiten and offer cavity protection with fluoride. The above types of toothpastes are not for everyone. Just as your physical appearance is unique to you, so is the tissue in our mouth as well as your teeth. Some of these extra ingredients added to toothpaste can cause gingival irritation and tooth sensitivity.

The amount of toothpaste you use is also a factor. You should use no more than a “pea” sized amount each time you brush. Not only is it healthier to your mouth, but it saves you money!

If you are not sure what toothpaste you need, use a simple toothpaste with fluoride until you can consult with your dentist at your next recall visit.

Robin JungblutAsk the dentist – How do you choose which toothpaste is best for you?