The American Dental Association recommends that your brush your teeth twice and floss once each day. This daily oral hygiene routine will help remove plaque and food particles in your mouth to reduce your chances of suffering cavities and gum disease.
Toothpaste is a very effective addition to a soft-bristled toothbrush, making it more effective at scouring the faces of your teeth. The most common type of toothpaste includes mild abrasives and added fluoride.
When shopping for a new brand of toothpaste is the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal represents that the ADA has researched and tested the active ingredients. If it meets the rigorous standards, the toothpaste is recognized for safety and effectiveness in a daily oral hygiene routine.
You might also be interested in a nonabrasive toothpaste such as denture polish to clean a removable dental appliance such as a partial denture or complete denture. It might also be good to keep on hand if you need to maintain an athletic mouth guard, dental guard, or snore guard. Some types of nonabrasive toothpaste are also formulated to help mitigate symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth.
If you live in the Stockton, California, area, and you need further advice for selecting a new toothpaste, you can always call 209.451.2848 to speak to a staff member at Country Club Dental. We look forward to helping you maintain your healthy, confident smile!