Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Choosing a Healthy Toothpaste

Brushing your teeth is an important part of your health. You want to be sure that you are using toothpaste that will benefit your teeth, not harm them. Bensalem Family Dentistry of Bensalem, PA wants to inform our patients of what to look for in healthy toothpaste.

A great way to ensure you are using a healthy and effective toothpaste is to look for the American Dental Association’s seal of approval. There are many different types of toothpaste like whitening toothpaste, tartar control, toothpaste for sensitivity, and more. The ADA will make sure the ingredients are safe and beneficial.

When looking for toothpaste that will whiten your teeth, it is especially important that you look for the ADA seal. Whitening toothpastes contain abrasive ingredients that polish the stains from your teeth. Too much of this ingredient can wear down your enamel.

When looking for toothpaste that helps with sensitivity, look for one with potassium nitrate or strontium chloride. When used consistently for at least a month, it can lessen the feeling of sensitivity.

The most important ingredient in toothpaste is fluoride, which is the anti-cavity property. All toothpaste accepted by the ADA has fluoride in it.

In addition to having a great at-home oral care plan, routine visits to your dentist are important for dental health. To schedule an appointment with Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, call our office at (215) 638-9952. More information about us can be found on our website, www.bensalemfamilydentistry.com

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