Have you ever been shopping for a tube of toothpaste and realized how many choices there were? It’s a lot. There are toothpaste options an isle long at the grocery store and ultimately we need to just purchase one tube. And it will last us for quite some time. If you are anything like me, I look for the one with the price special and purchase one or two tubes and call it a day. Nothing fancy.
Ultimately, however, how do you know which type of toothpaste to purchase? How do I know that my “sale” version is the best version for my oral healthcare? Let’s take a deeper look.
First, toothpastes come in all shapes and sizes (sort of speak). There are gels, pastes, various types of mint flavors, berry flavor, even versions with mouthwash in them. Your first step is to pick a paste that suits your taste bud fancy. You have a lot to choose from so pick one that you will enjoy in your mouth several times a day!
Second, make sure your purchase toothpaste that has fluoride in it. Our teeth get a film of plaque on them during the day (and even during the night) and fluoride can help not only remove that plaque but to also make our teeth stronger so that when bacteria and other irritants hit our pearly whites, they aren’t damaged.
Third, make sure your toothpaste has passed the ADA screening. If it’s passed you will see a seal that says “ADA” on the packaging. ADA (American Dental Association) is in place to help protect you. They have standards and quality control measures and ironically, per my second tip above, they measure the amount of fluoride in toothpaste. So remember to look for their seal of approval on your package.
Lastly, make sure you have the right paste for the right family members. Keep in mind that children, especially very small ones, can’t use normal toothpaste since they don’t really know how to not swallow toothpaste after they have brushed. There are special toothpastes made for little mouths that are safe if swallowed.
Have questions about what paste is best for your or about your oral healthcare? Please call us or come and talk to us today. We are ready to help you out!
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