Your toothpaste tube is empty. It’s time to restock on toothpaste. However, you don’t know how to choose the best toothpaste. Our dentist and team are happy to give you some tips about the different types of toothpastes available and some general things to look for. Overall, we encourage you to purchase the toothpaste that best suits your needs.
Fluoride is a mineral that is added to many toothpastes because it helps protect the teeth from cavities. Dr. Tim Garofolo recommends fluoride toothpaste for all of his patients. You can especially benefit from fluoride toothpaste if you suffer from dry mouth.
Toothpaste for Children
If you are toothpaste shopping for your child, pick something exciting! There are many children’s toothpastes available with fun colors, sparkles, and flavors. If your child is under the age of two, we suggest choosing a toothpaste that is safe to swallow.
Plaque that is not cleaned off of the teeth by brushing can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. You’ll want to prevent tartar as much as possible, as excess tartar can lead to gum disease. If tartar builds up quickly on your teeth, you may want to consider purchasing toothpaste with tartar control.
Some toothpastes fight dental stains with bleaching agents like baking soda or peroxide. Talk to our dentist in San Diego, California, today to find out which brands of whitening toothpaste work best.
We welcome you to contact San Diego Dentistry Studio at 858-257-3412 today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.