Toothpaste??

 

Toothpaste??

Toothpaste??

Almost every day we get asked a simple question “What toothpaste do you recommend?” Choosing toothpaste can be overwhelming these days. Toothpaste is a highly marketed product with lots of fancy boxes and bright, shiny words on them. Toothpaste manufacturers are going to disagree with us on this issue. Proper brushing is very, very important, but toothpaste choice is not. Your toothpaste should contain fluoride. Almost all of them do. Fluoride is important in strengthening the enamel of your teeth, making them more resistant to tooth decay. In some cases, we actually recommend a prescription strength high-concentration fluoride toothpaste. These are very good for those patients with lots of decay or those more prone to tooth decay.

Sensitivity toothpastes can also be very effective. They are especially effective for sensitivity due to gumline recession and exposed root surfaces.

There has been some research to show that whitening toothpastes can be effective in lightening the teeth. Most of our patients report very little improvement when using these products. There are much quicker and more effective ways of whitening teeth.