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The last time you went to buy toothpaste, were you amazed, and perhaps a little overwhelmed, at the options that are available? We would like to help make it a little easier to figure out which one might be better for your smile.

Unless you have been specifically told differently by one of our dentists, your toothpaste should always have fluoride in it, and you should choose a flavor that you’ll like. Fluoride can be important for your dental health because it can help strengthen your enamel and prevent cavities.

As you may have noticed, toothpastes can claim to accomplish a wide variety of tasks. Some might offer help with tartar, while others may offer aid for sensitive teeth. In similar fashion, many of them might claim that they can help you get fresher breath or whiter teeth. Truly, it may be virtually impossible for one person to investigate every claim that the different toothpastes make.

Instead, you can look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which means that the manufacturer voluntarily submitted their product to the American Dental Association, or ADA, for independent testing. The ADA can test the toothpaste to ensure that it is effective and safe before their approval may be given, so you might feel reassured that your confidence in this product may not be wasted.

If you would like to know more about dental hygiene in Newburgh, Indiana, or would like to make an appointment with Family Dentistry, we encourage you to call 812.853.3313 today. We want you to enjoy your best dental health possible.