Are you confused when it comes to choosing which toothpaste to purchase? Well, it isn’t surprising with the various brands, flavors, and focus points each product has. This guide will help you compare each toothpaste and find one that works best for you and your general dentistry needs. There are a few things to take into consideration when purchasing a toothpaste.
What to Look for in a Toothpaste
- Flavor: When purchasing a flavored toothpaste it is almost always an artificial sweetener used to achieve the flavor.
- Abrasive Agents: Scratch substances are used in toothpaste to help remove plaque, bacteria, and stains.
- Fluoride: We suggest using a toothpaste that contains fluoride. It helps prevent cavities and maintain oral health.
- Tartar Control: Tartar is the result of plaque building up and hardening on teeth. Plaque turns to tartar when people neglect their oral hygiene. Over time, tartar can build up on teeth and under the gums, increasing the risk of gum disease.
Look for toothpaste that bears the seal of the American Dental Association. That seal is an endorsement of the ADA – and it means that many dentists agree that that particular toothpaste does what toothpaste is designed to do. We can also recommend toothpaste to meet your specific oral health concerns at your next visit to Wright Dental Center.