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Toothpaste is a very convenient oral hygiene product. Adding an abrasive toothpaste to your soft-bristled toothbrush can help remove stray food particles and bacterial buildup from the faces of your teeth. Many brands have mild amounts of fluoride added to their toothpaste to help you maintain strong tooth enamel. Beyond this simple application, there are also other brands of toothpaste that have been formulated to help address other dental issues.

To help you wade through the various options available on store shelves, Dr. Corey Johnson offers some important insights.

The first thing to keep in mind when you’re shopping for a new toothpaste is to always keep your eye out for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal is reserved for oral hygiene products that have been researched and tested to meet strict guidelines set by the ADA. This certifies that the product is safe and effective for oral use.

Nonabrasive toothpaste, such as denture polish, can be helpful for maintaining a removable dental appliance. While it is often called for to clean dentures, it can also be helpful for maintaining a mouthguard, dental guard, or sleep apnea device.

Whitening toothpastes are formulated with a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide. These toothpastes help reduce minor surface stains on teeth between dental cleanings. More significant dental stains will require professional whitening treatment at Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C..

If you live in the Glenwood Springs, Colorado, area and you’d like further insights on the oral hygiene products your family uses, you can always call 970-945-9119 to speak to a staff member at Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C..