Your daily oral hygiene routine is one of the most important elements in maintaining a healthy mouth. Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once will remove bacteria and food residue from your teeth and gumline. This will greatly reduce your chances of suffering cavities and periodontal health problems.
Applying toothpaste to your toothbrush helps make it more effective for cleaning the surfaces of your teeth. It can also have other benefits for maintaining good oral health and addressing other dental conditions.
However, not all brands of toothpaste are created the same. Some only have cosmetic value or lack sufficient active ingredients to meet the American Dental Association’s standards.
When shopping for a new brand of toothpaste, you should look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal is reserved for oral hygiene products that have been researched and tested to meet strict guidelines set by the ADA. The small logo printed on the packaging certifies that the product is considered safe and effective use in a daily oral hygiene routine.
Toothpaste that includes mild abrasives and added fluoride is most common in American households. The abrasive component helps to scour away plaque and food material from the faces, and contours of your teeth. Added fluoride helps to maintain the mineral strength of your tooth enamel to better resist cavities.
If you live in the Spring, Texas, area and you need help finding the right toothpaste for you and your family, you can always call 832-616-8822 to speak with Dr. Austin Baker or the staff at Grand Trails Dental.