When you’re out and about picking up groceries and toiletries, do you know what type of toothpaste to select for your family’s dental care? Or, do you hope that just any tube you choose will work and go from there? Since there are oh so many brands, features, and other choices out there, we think some quick suggestions regarding best choices just might be appreciated. Remember that when you keep the essentials in mind as far as protecting your oral health, you can then have some fun with the other details (like the flavor of the paste, the texture, and more!).

Make Sure That It Has Fluoride

One of the first things that you’ll want to check is that the toothpaste you select for your family’s dental care has fluoride in it. When you choose toothpaste without this mineral, you’re missing out on its wonderfully effective properties that protect your teeth against problems like weakening, breakage, and tooth decay.

Don’t Ever Select Abrasive Stuff

Don’t ever think that a toothpaste that claims it will scrub your teeth with abrasive ingredients is a good choice for your family’s dental care. This isn’t the way to healthy, white teeth. Instead, abrasives are the ways toward damaged, unsightly teeth. Need help with your smile? Just let us know what you need.

When The ADA Says It’s Good

Check the toothpaste you are considering purchasing. The box should display an obvious ADA Seal of Acceptance if the American Dental Association has tested it and given it the A-OK. When you use this as a guide, you don’t have to worry that what you’re purchasing might not work.

Choose Toothpaste Based On Helpful Tips

While it’s important that you like your toothpaste, it’s also very important you make good choices, so your family’s dental care benefits. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.