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Before you put your toothpaste on the bristles of your toothbrush, make sure you’re using the best toothpaste for your smile. If you’re not sure which toothpaste is best for you, consider using one or more of the following options:

Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is the most important ingredient you can find in toothpaste, and it is essential if you want a strong and healthy smile. The fluoride mineral will protect your teeth and it will strengthen as well as nourish your smile. Your teeth lose minerals each day, and it is important to replace those minerals as often as possible, and that could be easily done if you use fluoride toothpaste. This will prevent tooth decay, strengthen your tooth enamel, and reverse the affects of acidic damage done to your pearly whites.

Tartar Control Toothpaste
There are many tartar control toothpastes, and it’s best to choose one that also contains fluoride. This toothpaste is extremely beneficial because is cleans the layer of plaque that resides on the surfaces of your teeth. If the plaque does not get removed, it could lead to periodontal disease, which is a condition that involves swollen and bleeding gums and eventually loose and lost teeth. However, this toothpaste does not replace the techniques provided at your dental cleaning appointments.

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth
If your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, you suffer from tooth sensitivity and sensitivity toothpaste is the best option for you. These pastes contain chemical compounds that block the pathways that attach to the nerves of the teeth, which help relieve the sensitivity.

Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening toothpaste is a great option if you wish to brighten your smile. However, it’s best to choose a paste that whitens as well as deeply cleans your smile. The paste will contain abrasive chemicals that will polish your smile and bring your tooth stains to the surface, giving you your beautiful, clean smile you are looking for.

Depending on your smile situation, each of these pastes are good options for you. Now remember, no matter which toothpaste you choose, make sure it has been approved by the American Dental Association. If it has their stamp of approval, you will know the product was tested for safety and effectiveness. If you have any questions or if you would like more details, call our office today and talk to a member of our friendly dental team!