Advice for Choosing Toothpaste

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The time has come to buy more toothpaste. You may be intimidated by this chore. With so many types of toothpastes available, how do you know which is the right choice? Generally speaking, choose a toothpaste with the ADA seal. Beyond that, pick the type of toothpaste that meets your specific needs or those of your family. Below are some common choices:

Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is a mineral that reinforces the tooth enamel, thus helping protect the teeth from decay. Dentists recommend fluoride toothpaste for both adults and children. Toothpaste that contains fluoride is especially helpful for those with dry mouth or who are prone to cavities.

Children’s Toothpaste
Children’s toothpaste comes in an assortment of fun colors and flavors that can get children excited about dental hygiene. Choose a child’s toothpaste that is safe to swallow if your child is under age two. These toothpastes do not have fluoride, artificial colors, or preservatives.

Tartar Control Toothpaste
Plaque that is not removed from the teeth hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. If excess tartar forms on the teeth, gum disease can be the result. Preventing tartar should be high on your dental priorities list. If you need help in this endeavor, consider tartar control toothpaste.

Whitening Toothpaste
If you yearn for a whiter, brighter smile, whitening toothpaste might be right for you. Talk to our dentist in Wausau, Wisconsin, to decide which type of whitening toothpaste is right for you.

Please contact us at 715-845-6222 to learn more and to schedule your next visit with Dr. Grant R Young.