Your tube of toothpaste is almost gone, which means that it’s time to restock. There are so many types of toothpaste and you may not know which is best for your smile or your children’s smiles. To aid you in your quest, Dr. Joseph Conard and our team are happy to offer tips.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps protect the teeth from decay. Dentists recommend fluoride toothpaste for both children and adults. Fluoride toothpaste is especially helpful for those whose medication causes dry mouth or who have health problems that make them especially susceptible to tooth decay.
Toothpaste for Children
Teaching your children to brush his or her teeth is an important step in their oral health. When your young child is learning to properly brush, choose a toothpaste that is safe to swallow. Child toothpaste comes in a variety of fun flavors and colors.
If you are yearning for a whiter, brighter smile, ask Dr. Joseph Conard about whitening toothpaste. Some whitening toothpaste is more effective than others and our dentist can help with determining which type is best for your smile. Some whitening toothpastes use baking soda to fight stains and others use peroxide.
Tartar Control Toothpaste
Plaque that remains on the teeth hardens into tartar and can only be removed by a dental professional like a dentist or dental hygienist. If there is excess tartar in the mouth, gum disease could be the result. Some people are prone to quick tartar buildup and tartar control toothpaste can help them with their dental hygiene.
Feel free to contact our office today at 828-452-1187 to learn more and to set up an appointment with our dentist in Waynesville, North Carolina.