Factors to Consider When Shopping for a New Toothpaste

by | Jan 10, 2017 | Dental Care

Brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush is the most effective way of cleaning residual plaque and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth. Adding a toothpaste to the brush makes it more effective for the task. At the same time, there are some brands of toothpaste that have been specially formulated with added ingredients to address specific dental conditions. To help you choose a new toothpaste for you and your family, your dentist, Dr. Espino, offers these insights.

When you’re shopping for a new brand of toothpaste in Pleasanton, TX, you should only consider one that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The seal represents that the product has been subjected to rigorous testing and research to approve its use in a daily oral hygiene routine.

Toothpaste with added fluoride can help address several issues. Fluoride helps strengthen the mineral density of tooth enamel. This can help prevent tooth decay and even reduce issues with tooth sensitivity.

There are some brands of toothpaste that have been formulated to mitigate the sensations of tooth sensitivity. While these might provide short-term relief from symptoms, you will still need to have the underlying cause of the tooth sensitivity diagnosed and treated.

Whitening toothpastes are formulated with a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide. These toothpastes help reduce minor surface stains between dental cleanings. However, they will not be strong enough to remove moderate and deep stains on teeth.

Nonabrasive toothpaste is most often called for to help clean removable dental work like dentures. You might also want to keep some on hand if you need to maintain a custom mouthguard, night guard or snore guard. Some types of nonabrasive toothpaste are also formulated to help mitigate symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth.

If you need help shopping for a new brand of toothpaste, you can always call 830-268-4447 to speak to a member of Republic Dental.