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Choosing Toothpaste

The time has come to buy more toothpaste. You may be intimidated by this task. 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, choose 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 strengthens 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 useful for those with dry mouth or who are prone to cavities.

Children’s Toothpaste
Children’s toothpaste comes in a variety of fun colors and flavors that can get children excited about oral 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.

Sensitive Teeth Toothpaste
Does eating or drinking hot or cold foods or drinks hurt your teeth? In many situations, sensitive teeth don’t have an obvious cause. However, tooth sensitivity often occurs because of weakened tooth enamel or an exposed tooth root. Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi may recommend toothpaste for sensitive teeth in cases like this.

Whitening Toothpaste
If you yearn for a whiter, brighter smile, whitening toothpaste might be right for you. Speak with our dentist in Everett, Washington, to decide which type of whitening toothpaste is best for you.

Contact 19th Avenue Dental at 425-385-8130 today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.