How do I pick the right toothpaste for my smile?

Visiting the oral hygiene aisle of the local drugstore can be overwhelming. There are so many products to choose from that you may be confused as to which ones are right for you. How do you know which toothpaste is best for your smile? How do you know which toothpastes are made of natural ingredients and which ones are appropriate for sensitive teeth and gums? At Smile Texas, Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis can help you make educated decisions regarding the toothpastes that are best for you. Below are a few things to consider when shopping for oral health products at the local drugstore. 

The American Dental Association 

The American Dental Association, or ADA, has certain toothpastes that they will stand behind with an ADA seal on the dental product. This seal means that the product has bene appropriately tested and the claims it makes are true. It also indicates that the toothpaste has the ingredient fluoride, known to remove plaque and help in strengthening natural tooth enamel. This significantly reduces a patient’s risk of developing problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. 

Consider the flavor 

Some patients want a flavor that they enjoy, especially if residual flavor will remain in their mouths long after they brush their teeth. In situations where you may be unsure if you’re like the flavor, consider purchasing a travel size tube of the toothpaste to try first before paying for a full-sized product. 

Special varieties of toothpastes 

Patients with a specific oral concern or health goal in mind may want to consider looking for a toothpaste with the following qualities: 

  • Toothpaste for cleaning dentures
  • All-natural toothpastes
  • Tartar control toothpastes
  • Toothpaste for sensitive teeth and gums
  • Whitening toothpastes

Confused about which toothpaste to buy? 

Connect with the team at Smile Texas to discuss your options and work with a professional to make an educated selection. Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis of Sugar Land, TX believe in helping patients maintain their oral health and wellness at home with appropriate toothpaste solutions. The office is located at 4665 Sweetwater Boulevard, Suite #450 and can be reached to schedule an appointment at (281) 265-7645.

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