Like most dental care products, the golden rule of picking the best toothpaste is to choose one that works for you. But with so many options available, it may be difficult to decide. Here are a few pointers for finding a toothpaste that suits your needs.
- ADA approval. The American Dental Association stamp of approval indicates that a product has been tested and is safe for use. Every dental care product you use should be approved by the ADA.
- Fluoride. Check the back of the box to see if your toothpaste has fluoride. Fluoride is important for dental health because it helps remineralize weak areas of tooth enamel.
- Tartar control. Toothpastes that have tartar control agents will help protect against plaque hardening into tartar. These toothpastes will help prevent plaque from building up.
- Personal preferences. Do you have sensitive teeth? Dentures? Do you want your teeth a couple shades whiter? Narrow down your search by trying a toothpaste that treats your concerns.
The brand and type of toothpaste you use doesn’t have much of a bearing on your oral health: the important thing is that you’re brushing your teeth. For more oral health suggestions, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe today.