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The addition of toothpaste to your toothbrush significantly enhances its ability to clean your teeth. While many people assume that using an abrasive toothpaste can scour away food particles and plaque, there are many factors to consider when purchasing a toothpaste, and we will gladly tell you what these are.

First and foremost, we encourage you to purchase a brand of toothpaste that bears the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance, which proves that the product has passed significant testing and research and has met the rigorous guidelines of the ADA to determine it’s safe and effective.

You may want to consider fluoride toothpaste, which offers the exceptionally helpful bonus of fortifying the tooth enamel against issues such as tooth sensitivity and tooth decay.

If you have full or partial dentures, you may which to choose a nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. Nonabrasive toothpaste is also effective if you need to clean a custom night guard or sports mouth guard, and some nonabrasive toothpastes can also help lessen the symptoms of chronic dry mouth.

You may be able to reduce minor surface stains in your teeth with whitening toothpastes, which contain a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide. However, if you are looking to remove moderate to deep tooth stains, we suggest you speak with Dr. BJ Showman about whitening treatment.

If you have questions about how to choose the right type of toothpaste in Cleveland, Ohio, you are welcome to call Downtown Dental Associates at 216-241-4303 to set up a consultation with our dentist.