Toothpaste: How Do You Choose One?

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The last time you went to the store to buy toothpaste, were you a bit overwhelmed at all the options there were? The different variations, within one brand alone, might get you confused as to which would be best for your smile. If this sounds familiar, we would like to help determine which one could suit your needs. And if you have managed not to be overwhelmed yet, we want to help keep you that way.

Unless our dentist, Dr. Michael E. Kun, has advised you differently, you should always choose a toothpaste that has fluoride and is a flavor that you’ll like. Fluoride can help to strengthen your tooth’s enamel and help it fight off cavities.

There are many different variations of toothpastes that might claim to do different deeds. Some may offer tartar control help while others offer aid with sensitive teeth. And others proudly proclaim that they could help you gain whiter teeth or fresher breath. For a single person to research and evaluate each of these toothpastes’ claims would be almost impossible to accomplish.

Fortunately, you might not need to as an association called the American Dental Association, or ADA, may have done it for you. You can look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on many containers of toothpastes, which means that the manufacturer voluntarily submitted their product for independent testing to prove its effectiveness and safety. This seal of approval can boost your confidence that the paste may actually do as it claims.

If you would like to know more about dental hygiene in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, or would like an appointment at the office of Michael E. Kun, please give us a call at 610-709-6774 today. We look forward to caring for your smile!