07 May Which Toothpaste Should You Use?
The next time you an appointment to see Boynton Beach dentist Dr. Rosemary Baghdassarian (who is now also a Boca Raton dentist after opening an additional dental office in Boca Raton earlier this year), you might want to ask about the toothpaste you are using.
It can be really hard to know which is the right toothpaste for you. There are so many options these days! You can buy whitening toothpaste, toothpaste that helps repair your tooth’s enamel or toothpaste that will help ease the sensitivity of your teeth to cold. There are products formulated to promote fresh breath and healthy gums. And let’s not forget toothpaste that actually cleans your teeth and helps protect you from cavities!
Choosing the Right Toothpaste
If you don’t want to wait until your next visit with the H.A.B. dental team in Boynton Beach or Boca Raton, you can follow the advice of the medical experts at WebMD, who offer the following three tips:
- Look for a toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association (the ADA). “Toothpastes that have earned this distinction have been evaluated for safety and effectiveness by an independent review board of scientific experts. All toothpastes earning the ADA seal contain fluoride — the most important ingredient in any toothpaste,” WebMD says.
- Avoid toothpaste made in China. “In 2007, some toothpastes imported from China were found to contain a toxic substance, diethylene glycol,” WebMD’s experts caution.
- Keep any special needs that you or your family members might have. This would include specific things like sensitivity, gum disease and whitening, of course, but there are also options designed to fit your lifestyle. “If you’re committed to an all-natural lifestyle, you may want to opt for ADA-approved toothpastes that contain only natural ingredients. For people trying to instill good oral hygiene habits in your children, why not choose fruit-flavored toothpastes with sparkles to entice them to brush their teeth?”
If you have additional questions about the toothpaste you use, the team at H.A.B. Dental in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach would be happy to help.