Toothpaste: Use It Or Lose It?

What should you do when it comes to toothpaste, you wonder? You know that if it’s been accepted by the ADA (American Dental Association), it contains fluoride, and it tastes good, you’re probably on the right track. However, what about when you hear about some exciting new option? What about the little things that you feel sort of embarrassed to ask us about but that you cannot stop considering? As always, the bottom line is that when you have an oral health question, we want you to feel comfortable asking our Southlake, TX team about it! Of course, to get you started right now, we can easily begin with common areas of confusion.

Gel Toothpaste Versus Paste

This one is completely up to you!

Charcoal Toothpaste

Hands down, this is a big “no.” You may be able to come up with some benefits that you’ve seen but this approach to cleaning and brightening your smile is not okay for your teeth and gums. This product is very harsh, which means it might make your smile temporarily appear whiter but it’s going to damage your enamel, which in turn, harms your oral health. Then, of course, damaged enamel is much more vulnerable to staining. Avoid it completely!

Abrasive “Whitening” Toothpaste

If you want a whiter smile, then by all means, please get in touch with us and let us know that you’re ready for teeth whitening or some other form of cosmetic care! However, do not try to whiten your smile on your own, whether through remedies, treatments, or whitening toothpaste (especially if it’s abrasive) or you will harm your oral health.

Sensitivity Toothpaste

If you wonder whether sensitivity toothpaste is a good choice for your oral health, the answer is yes. Of course, you should buy something reliable and preferably accepted by the ADA to be sure of its efficacy. However, what you want to know is whether it’s a hoax or if it can really work! We want you to remember this very important factor: It doesn’t work on contact because it doesn’t numb your teeth. It has a cumulative effect, so you must use according to the instructions for an extended period of time for full results!

Make Good Choices By Asking For Help

When you feel you don’t have enough knowledge about particular smile care details to make a wise decision, remember that all you have to do is schedule a visit with us, come in, and we can help you! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.