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Brushing your teeth and flossing at least once each day is a necessary preventative measure against the development of dental caries and periodontal health problems. Applying toothpaste to your soft-bristled toothbrush helps maximize its ability to remove food particles, plaque, and sugar residue from the faces of your teeth.

A toothpaste that includes mild abrasives and added fluoride is the most common in most American households. These special additives help to clean away bacterial matter from the faces of your teeth, while also improving the mineral density of your tooth enamel.

At the same time, some oral hygiene product manufacturers formulate brands of toothpaste that include special additives to address a special dental need.

Keeping a nonabrasive toothpaste on hand can be helpful for maintaining a removable dental appliance such as a complete or partial denture. This type of toothpaste can also help maintain a mouth guard, dental guard, or sleep apnea snore guard.  

Whitening toothpaste is also popular with people struggling to remove minor dental stains. Most brands formulated with a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide. If you have more significant dental stains you will need Dr. Jennifer Ortega to perform a dental bleaching treatment.

Tooth sensitivity toothpaste often includes potassium nitrate to reduce discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things.

When you are shopping for a new toothpaste, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the packaging. This logo indicates that it has been has been tested and researched for use in your oral hygiene routine.

If you live in the Winter Park, Florida, area and you need further advice on selecting the right oral hygiene products, you can always call 407-645-3636 to speak to a staff member at Jennifer Ortega DMD.