All about Your Toothpaste

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Is your toothpaste not working for you? Not sure what to look for in a toothpaste? Well today is your lucky day. Our team is going to give you all the information you need to know about your toothpaste and why it’s important to find one that works for you and your teeth.

Dentifrice, what we know as toothpaste, is an essential part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Toothpaste today comes in a variety of forms. From pastes to gels and toothpaste specialized for kids and sensitive teeth, there are several toothpastes for you to choose from.

Fun fact: Toothpaste can improve the mechanical brushing and cleaning power of a toothbrush.

Even with the variety of toothpastes on the market today, there are some ingredients that are common among them all. These include: abrasive agents that help remove food, plaque and some stains from your teeth, flavoring, detergents, thickeners and humectants for moisture retention.

Fluoride, an ingredient found in most toothpaste, is essential component to the health of your teeth. This mineral helps remove plaque and helps prevent tooth decay by strengthening the tooth’s enamel.

It’s important to practice good oral hygiene now by brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily and visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings. Call our office today to schedule yours at 248-628-2540!


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