Making the right decisions about your dental products can help you get motivated in your oral hygiene efforts. If you're using a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash that you enjoy using, you'll be much more likely to engage in all the required steps at least twice daily. But there are things to take into consideration besides just personal preference. Ensuring that you choose a toothpaste that will treat your teeth in the best possible way will help keep your oral health sound. Read on to learn a few tips from our Seattle office on how to make that decision, and which toothpaste could be best for your teeth.

The Type of Toothpaste Right For You

Different types of toothpaste have different effects on the mouth. Get to know the different types to determine which one will provide your teeth with something they may be missing.

  • Fluoride Toothpaste - Fluoride remineralizes enamel to strengthen the outer layer of your teeth. Fluoridated dental products are recommended for patients who have problems with tooth decay, worn enamel, or sensitive teeth.

  • Tartar Control Toothpaste - Tartar leads to plaque, and it’s important to make sure it doesn’t have a chance to take hold on your tooth surfaces. Tartar control toothpaste helps target areas susceptible to plaque and keep it at bay. This is recommended for patients who struggle with periodontal disease.

  • Flavored Toothpaste - This is especially helpful for children who would be otherwise reluctant to brush. Toothpaste comes in a dizzying variety of flavors, and you and your kids will be able to find pastes that work well for you. Brushing is much more fun when your toothpaste tastes great!

Personalized Dental Product Recommendations

While we offer this blog post as a general guide to dental products, it's important that you remember we can't advise you on exactly what's right for your teeth unless we perform a dental exam. If you're seeking specific recommendations, please set up an appointment so that we may evaluate your teeth and oral health, and help you make the right choice.

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Dr. Kim Okamura

I'm Dr. Kim Okamura and this blog is a product of my love of dentistry. I dedicate it to all the patients I have served so that they may better understand my craft. The information here will give you and others the power to maintain and protect one of your most priceless gifts ... your SMILE.