Most people know that regularly brushing and flossing your teeth is essential for maintaining excellent oral health. However, some of our patients are unsure of what kind of toothpaste to use and what the best kind may be for their smile.
Fluoride Toothpaste Protects Smiles
Drs. Cowley and Dr. Roth believe that the best kind of toothpaste to use is one that contains fluoride. Fluoride strengthens the teeth and helps prevent cavities, and it is highly recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Toothpastes with the ADA Seal of Acceptance contain fluoride, and these toothpastes can also contain other ingredients that improve oral health or lessen certain conditions.
There are seemingly countless toothpastes from which you can choose. There are specialty toothpastes for those who experience tooth sensitivity, and some also help reduce gingivitis and tartar buildup, prevent enamel erosion, and improve bad breath.
Whitening toothpastes are quite popular, but we discourage using them because they are often more abrasive on the teeth than regular toothpaste.
Teeth Cleanings and Exams in Metairie, LA
As long as your toothpaste contains fluoride, is ADA-approved, and is approved by your dentist, your smile can remain healthy, bright, and cavity-free for many years to come. It's also essential that you visit your dentist regularly for dental cleanings and exams.
If you are unsure which toothpaste you should use, just ask one of our dentists and they will recommend something safe and effective that meets your needs.
To schedule your appointment with one of our dentists, please contact us at 504-831-4895.