If you thought choosing a toothbrush was hard enough, choosing the right toothpaste is an even bigger decision. Parkcrest Dental Group wants to make sure you’re choosing the right toothpaste to fit your dental health needs. In this blog, Parkcrest Dental Group discusses the elements you should look for in a toothpaste product.
When looking for a particular toothpaste, you can never go wrong choosing one that is ADA approved. What exactly does that mean? In the 1930s, toothpaste consumers were confused and doubtful of the claims about what dental products should be able to do. The ADA (American Dental Association) adopted guidelines to evaluate products for safety and efficiency. If a dental product has an ADA stamp of approval on it, that means the ADA declares that the product is safe to use. It also means it will do what it says it will do. When you use an ADA approved toothpaste, you can trust that your toothpaste will work the way it should.
Fluoride works to strengthen tooth enamel which is the protective surface around your teeth. To keep your teeth healthy and strong, make sure the toothpaste you’re buying has a good level of fluoride. However, too much fluoride could result in enamel fluorosis, which causes white or yellowish spots to stain the teeth. You can find the fluoride amounts under the active ingredients section on the box.
Every toothpaste you look at should have some sort of anti-cavity prevention. A cavity is another word for tooth decay. If you drink or eat too many sugary snacks, it’s possible your teeth could start to rot if you aren’t brushing or caring for your teeth correctly. Most, if not all, toothpastes should fight cavities, so look on your toothpaste tube or box to see if your toothpaste helps at fighting cavities.
Choose A Toothpaste That Fits Your Needs
Finally, choose a toothpaste that fits your needs. If you’re needing a toothpaste that helps with gingivitis, you might not need a toothpaste that whitens or helps with enamel protection. Talk to your dentist at Parkcrest Dental Group about what problems your teeth may be facing and have them recommend a toothpaste that’ll benefit you.
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If you are in need of a general dentistry provider consider Parkcrest Dental Group. Our team of dental experts is dedicated to providing high-quality, professional service. To learn more about our general dentistry practice contact us today at 417-887-1220.