Selecting the right toothpaste has become a challenge nowadays as there are so many out there on the shelves of grocery stores and pharmacies.
Most consumers and patient are not sure what to use and that is a common question we hear everyday in our practice. Shall we trust the commercials, go by the cost of it or are they all the same and it really doesn`t matter what kind we use.
Here are some helpful tips when selecting the most appropriate toothpaste for yourself.
- Fluorides are very important to increase and maintain resistance of the tooth to decay. Ideally, over the counter toothpastes should have at least 1000 parts per million (ppm) of fluoride in every tube. Finding American Dental Association stamp of approval on the package is another valuable, but not essential characteristic. Per recommendation from your dentist and dental hygienist you can utilize toothpastes with 5000 ppm of fluoride […]