Who Wins the Toothpaste Wars?

By now you know how and when you should (and shouldn’t) brush and floss your teeth. But what kind of toothpaste should you use? Here at Jordan Dentistry in Cumming, GA, we’ve got the details on how to pick the right kind of toothpaste for your needsfluoride

First of all, you definitely want to pick a toothpaste with the ADA Seal of Approval. The American Dental Association has stringent testing requirements before a product gets the Seal, including clinical and lab testing, so you know you’re getting products that will help your dental health.

Next, ask yourself what you’re trying to achieve. Obviously, we all want clean, healthy teeth, but what other issues do you care about? Are you hoping to subtly or dramatically whiten your teeth, decrease sensitivity, strengthen enamel, or take extra action against cavities? There are toothpaste varieties for each of these things, and even combinations.

Don’t forget about taste and flavor! Toothpaste flavoring has come a long way–you can get all kinds of different tastes nowadays, including lemon, fruits, and almost every different kind of mint. Experiment to see what tastes you like, and don’t be afraid to branch out, or even to get rid of toothpaste you hate. There’s no need to punish yourself with something gross!

Remember, the tools you use are only as good as the way you use them. The best toothpaste in the world won’t help if you don’t use it every day and visit your dentist regularly! Come see us at Jordan Dentistry and let’s work together to create your healthiest smile.

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