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By Drs Bradbury & Amato, PC
November 16, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Toothpaste  

You've probably noticed that the choices for toothpastes are fairly numerous. Knowing which one to choose can be a little overwhelming. Regardless of your dental situation, your West Hartford family recommends your entire family use toothpastes that are approved by the American Dental Association and contain fluoride. This mineral strengthens your enamel (the outermost layer of your Oral Careteeth), making decay less likely to occur. Beyond that, there are a variety of toothpastes to choose from. Drs. Bradbury and Amato help you understand the differences here:

Whitening toothpaste

Using whitening toothpaste can be a great way to maintain in-office whitening treatments from your West Hartford family dentist. It contains lower concentrations of the same ingredients used in the whitening treatments you receive at the office of Drs. Bradbury and Amato and will help to polish your teeth and remove stains.

Toothpaste for dentures

If you have full or partial dentures, you'll want to avoid toothpastes that contain abrasive materials like silicates or calcium carbonate. These can damage the finish on your dentures. There are specialized toothpastes available for cleaning dentures, but Drs. Bradbury and Amato remind their patients to clean dentures only when they are removed from the mouth, and to rinse them thoroughly with water before replacing them.

Toothpaste for sensitive teeth

If your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, you may benefit from the use of sensitivity toothpaste. It contains chemical compounds that build up on your teeth to keep the nerves inside your teeth from being affected by these stimuli. It may take several weeks of consistent usage before you notice a difference in your sensitivity, however.

If you need help deciding on a toothpaste for yourself or a family member, talk to your West Hartford family dentist. They can help you make an informed decision that will help preserve your teeth and dental restorations for years to come.