Finding the Right Toothpaste

We already know that it is especially important to keep your teeth clean.   Using the right toothpaste will make the job easier. Which toothpaste is best for the job?  Below are some tips on choosing a toothpaste.

Controlling Plaque and Tartar

Controlling both plaque and also tartar is essential for any patient.  Bacteria in the mouth causes these two conditions.  In fact, tartar is a hard substance on the teeth that is caused by plaque building up over time.  Using a high-quality toothpaste twice per day will help to bust through bacteria, fighting both plaque and tartar, as well as bad breath and more.

The Importance of Fluoride

Fluoride is the key ingredient that you should look for in a toothpaste. Fluoride helps to strengthen teeth, which is important for your overall oral health. Strong teeth will be less likely to develop cavities due to plaque. Fluoride also prevents erosion from acids in foods or drinks. Check for fluoride on the toothpaste label before you buy the product.

What About Whitening Toothpaste?

Whitening toothpaste is a very popular option today. Whitening toothpaste can appear to whiten teeth slightly by removing surface stains, such as those caused by drinking coffee or smoking. However, whitening toothpastes can’t change the natural color of your teeth or lighten a stain that goes deeper than a tooth’s surface.

Regular Check-Ups Are a Must

It is also important to see the dentist, too. Dr. Johns and your JFD dental team will check for cavities and also professionally clean your teeth. It is one of the easiest ways to keep your smile healthy. Ready for your dental check-up? Schedule your appointment with Johns Family Dentistry today.