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The American Dental Association recommends that your daily oral hygiene routine be founded on twice-daily brushing and flossing of your teeth. Adding toothpaste to your soft-bristled toothbrush can improve its effectiveness at scouring residue and plaque from the faces of your teeth.

There are a few different factors to consider when shopping for a new brand of toothpaste.

First of all, you should only consider a brand of toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the toothpaste has been researched and tested by the ADA for safety and effectiveness.

Many brands of toothpaste have mildly abrasive additives helps to help scour plaque and residual food particles from the faces of your teeth. An abrasive toothpaste with added fluoride can also help strengthen tooth enamel to prevent cavities.

Nonabrasive toothpastes like denture polish are called for to clean other dental work and mouthpieces like dentures, or a partial. Nonabrasive toothpaste is also handy for maintaining a mouth guard, night guard or snore guard. Some nonabrasive toothpastes are formulated to help mitigate symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth.

Whitening toothpastes are often formulated with a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide. This helps to reduce minor surface stains between dental cleanings. Just keep in mind that whitening toothpaste is not strong enough to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth.

If you need help selecting the right brand of toothpaste, for your family, you can always call Dr. Keven R. Mills’s office in Granite Bay, California at 916-791-7227 for advice. Our team is here to help you have a healthy, confident smile!