Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Right Toothpaste For Your Teeth

Taking good care of our teeth is one way of helping our dentists minimizing any future teeth problems someday, - at least in our own little way. So, how do you pick the right toothpaste for your teeth?
First, consider choosing one with a flouride. This protects your teeth against acid which is one cause of a tooth decay. Flouride also reduces acid made by bacteria in your mouth.

Consider also looking for the ADA seal, which assures the credibility of claims reflected on the label, such as whitening or tartar control.
Try giving your teeth a "tongue test". If they feel gritty soon after brushing, you're building up plaque faster than average. So that your best option is to choose a paste that prevents its growth, like Crest Pro-Health or Colgate Total.

Stick on following directions. If a whitening toothpaste says to brush twice a day, and you brush 5x instead, you don't get whiter teeth, but may instead wear down your enamel.
It's also ideal to use a pea-size amount.