Brushing your teeth twice a day is one of the cornerstones of an effective oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush helps to remove food particles and plaque from the faces and contours of your teeth before they can develop into tartar.
When shopping for a brand of toothpaste it’s best to look for one that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal represents that the product has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.
For general brushing, a toothpaste with mild abrasives helps to remove food debris and minor surface stains. A brand that also has additional fluoride can help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. Of course, there are also some situations that call for using a non-abrasive toothpaste. This is especially true if you want to clean dentures, a custom mouth guard or snore guard.
A lot of brands include flavoring agents to encourage regular use. No toothpaste that has earned the ADA seal of acceptance contains sugar.
If you have sensitive teeth, you might want to seek out toothpaste containing potassium nitrate or strontium chloride.
If you have minor inflammation issues in your gum tissue, you might want to seek out toothpaste containing stannous fluoride.
If you have questions about finding the right brand of toothpaste please call us at 281-328-3569 or ask us at your next dental cleaning appointment.