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As you search the oral hygiene isle at the store, make sure you choose the perfect tube of toothpaste for your smile. In order to give your smile the proper nutrients and cleaning it needs, we encourage you to talk to your dentist during your next appointment and ask which toothpaste is best for you. Your dentist is more than happy to examine your smile and tell you the perfect type of toothpaste that will give you the best oral health possible. Until you meet with the dentist, you can pick the tube of toothpaste that has the following:

The approval of the American Dental Association
If the toothpaste has been approved by the ADA, it means that it is a trustworthy product. The seal of approval tells you that the paste has passed many evaluations that test for safety and effectiveness.

Fluoride
Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that nourishes and strengthens your teeth, which helps your smile fight off bacteria, disease, decay, and infection. Minerals are added to and taken from your smile every day, but sometimes more minerals are taken away and fewer minerals are added back, which makes your smile prone to decay. However, if you brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, your smile will have a better chance at staying healthy and strong.

Preferred taste and comfort
There are many different flavors of toothpaste in the world today, like bubble gum, mint, and cinnamon, and you are more than welcome to pick a paste that is your favorite flavor! This is a great way to make brushing more enjoyable and fun. If you have sensitive teeth, you can also pick a tube of toothpaste that caters to sensitivity; that way you can brush twice a day with the comfort you deserve.

Whitening
Whitening toothpaste is not a necessity, but it is recommended if you wish to brighten your smile. There are many whitening pastes that can brighten your chompers as well as clean and nourish your smile.

If you have any questions about toothpaste, call our office today and talk to a member of our friendly dental team. We are more than happy to help you find the perfect toothpaste for your smile!