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Owen Sound Dental Clinic Staff
Apr 2 18

How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

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Your smile is one of your best features and it is important that you keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. Not all toothpaste is made the same, and the product you choose can make all the difference in the health and protection of your teeth. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right toothpaste for your mouth.
Consider Your Teeth
What oral issues do you frequently face? Are you prone to cavities? Are your teeth extremely sensitive? Do your teeth turn yellow very easily? Think about your teeth’s specific needs and find toothpaste that focuses on those needs. For example, if you constantly have cavities each time you go to the dentist, you should consider toothpaste with extra cavity protection.
Toothpaste With or Without Fluoride?
Most toothpaste contains small amounts of fluoride. While fluoride has many benefits and protects your teeth, if swallowed, individuals can have severe reactions due to its toxicity. If you aren’t concerned about yourself or family members swallowing fluoride, it is highly recommended to use toothpaste with fluoride. However, if you have young children who may swallow their toothpaste, you may want to consider a toothpaste that does not contain fluoride. This product generally provides plenty of protection for teeth but is made with safer ingredients.
Be Careful if You Have Sensitive Teeth
If you have sensitive teeth, you must be more careful in the toothpaste you purchase, particularly if you are considering teeth whitening toothpaste. Unfortunately, if you have sensitive teeth, some toothpaste can make your condition worse. You should talk to a dentist and ask for recommendations based on your specific needs.
Talk to your Dentist
One of the best ways to determine what toothpaste is right for you is to talk to your dentist. Your dentist can evaluate your needs and provide suggestions based on your teeth. In addition, prescription toothpaste may be worth considering. This type of product is ideal if you have severe oral issues or have extremely sensitive teeth. If you have many oral hygiene issues, the toothpaste you purchase at the store may not cut it and many not provide the protection you need. Keep in mind, you may have to pay a little more for prescription toothpaste but it will protect your teeth in the long run and save you much dental work. There are many toothpaste options on the market today and it can be hard to decipher which one is best and which one will provide the right amount of protection for your teeth. Use these tips to help you choose the right toothpaste for you and for your entire family.

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