Your Toothpaste Selection Q&A: Making Things Simple

Choosing toothpaste seems like the simplest thing in the world. That is, until you’re faced with a variety of flavors, textures, features, and more. Should you choose this … or that? Does flavor matter or is it just an added bonus? Oh, and where should you stand on the fluoride topic? Don’t let yourself feel overwhelmed. Dental hygiene product shopping can be easy. Let’s lay out all the stuff you need to know with a very easy-to-follow Q&A session.

Questions and Answers

Question: What flavor should I buy?

Answer: You should buy absolutely any flavor that gives you a good feeling and that you like. The one side note? If you have kids, remember that you may need to purchase a family-friendly flavor (intense mints aren’t always beloved by young smiles) or a different, child-age one for your children.

Question: Fluoride or no fluoride?

Answer: Fluoride. When you purchase toothpaste for yourself, it should be fluoridated, so you can be certain that your dental hygiene is providing you with as much protection as possible. Think of fluoride as protected the shields that you have on your teeth (your enamel).

Question: Should I look for approval by the American Dental Association (ADA)?

Answer: Yes. It’s always a good idea. While toothpaste without it may work perfectly well, why take any risks with your dental hygiene? If you know it works, then you can brush without concern.

Question: What texture is best?

Answer: Paste or gel is A-OK! Choose what you like to use (you may need to experiment a bit with different options), so you follow through will dental hygiene twice every single day.

Question: Should I choose one with baking soda?

Answer: It’s a good idea. Any type of abrasive ingredient can damage your enamel.

Protect Your Smile By Learning Best Hygiene Practices

When you know how to best care for your smile, you can keep it nice and clean at home. Ask for tips when you’re in our office next. To schedule an appointment or initial consultation, call Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.