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Whether you believe it or not, you have many toothpaste options. However, some options aren’t quite as beneficial as others. So, to help you identify the best toothpastes for your smile, we recommend choosing one or more of the following when you explore the oral hygiene aisle at the store:

Fluoride toothpaste

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens and nourishes your teeth. This is a great substance that should be included in each tube of toothpaste you purchase. So, to give your smile the best chance at survival, we recommend brushing your teeth every morning and every night with fluoride toothpaste.

Tartar control toothpaste

If your smile is prone to gum disease, which most of ours are, tartar control toothpaste is your best option. This paste efficiently and successfully removes the plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. This is beneficial because if the plaque and tartar are left untreated, you will become a victim of gum disease and you might eventually lose your teeth. Now remember, this paste does not replace the cleaning done at the dental office, but it does help control the growth of tartar as much as possible.

Sensitivity toothpaste

Tooth sensitivity can be a pain, especially when you can’t eat your favorite foods or drink your favorite drinks because of the pain and discomfort you experience. But, to help you treat this sensitivity and enjoy your favorite products, we recommend brushing your teeth each day with sensitivity toothpaste. This paste contains potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which are chemical compounds that block the pathways that lead to the nerves of your teeth, eliminating your tooth sensitivity.

Whitening toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste is a great option if you desire a whiter, brighter smile. This paste contains chemicals that polish your teeth and pull the stains from their surfaces each time you brush. However, some whitening pastes do not have cleaning solutions in them, so make sure you pick one that whitens as well as cleans your smile.

Now if you aren’t exactly sure which option will be best for you, we encourage you to call our office today and schedule an appointment. During the appointment, our dentist will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and inform you on the best toothpaste for your pearly whites. We want you to have a top-notch oral health, so we are happy to help you in any way we can!