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Brushing your teeth twice each day, while also remembering to thoroughly floss between their teeth and along the gumline once year day helps remove bacterial material from your mouth. With consistency, this daily routine can greatly reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and periodontal health problems.

Adding fluoridated toothpaste to your soft-bristled toothbrush helps to clean the faces of your teeth while also helping to maintain strong tooth enamel. It’s also worth noting that some oral product manufacturers also offer varieties of toothpaste that include special additives to address specific dental needs.

If you frequently deal with minor dental stains a whitening toothpaste might be helpful. Brands that have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance typically use mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide. However, teeth with significant dental stains will need a dentist like Dr. Steven Rodriguez to perform a dental bleaching treatment.

Some brands of toothpaste will also include trace amounts of potassium nitrate to help mitigate tooth sensitivity discomfort. Yet it is important to keep in mind that your tooth sensitivity could be linked to an undiagnosed dental health problem.

Before purchasing a new brand of toothpaste you should always look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. This indicates that it has been thoroughly researched and approved to meet their high standards for safe and effective oral use.

If you live in the Flint, Michigan, area and you have an oral health concern, you can always call 810-720-6433 to schedule a dental checkup at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Flint.