A lot of folks ask us what toothpaste we recommend.
Our answer? Any fluoride toothpaste that will help you maintain a good oral health routine...brushing twice per day and flossing at least once per day! Be careful with many of the whitening toothpastes since they can be abrasive to your enamel. Some brands even recommend that you use them for only a limited amount of time and then return to using a regular toothpaste. So, be sure to read the labels before purchasing.
We know you have a million and one choices facing you in the toothpaste aisle, and it can be hard to figure out what’s best for you. Most people, however, can use any toothpaste that has the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of approval. This seal means that the toothpaste contains fluoride, usually has the right amount of abrasiveness (not too little and not too much), and has been shown to be both safe and effective for intended use.
If you have any sensitivity to dyes, preservatives, or certain ingredients, opt for a toothpaste that is free of those! There are currently some very good natural brands on the market. Just make sure it has fluoride.
If your teeth react uncomfortably to changes in temperature, then a "sensitive" toothpaste may help. Most brands manufacture a 'sensitive" type of toothpaste. They usually contain either a higher concentration of fluoride or an altered version of fluoride that will help repair enamel and reduce sensitivity to temperature changes.
Ask us at your next visit if there’s a special kind of toothpaste that we recommend for your specific needs.