Essential Toothpaste Facts

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Toothpaste is a handy tool that can assist you in cleaning your teeth every day. However, that’s only the case if you choose the right type of toothpaste for your smile. To help you choose the best toothpaste on the store shelves, Dr. Anthony Petchalonis and our dental team would like to share a few toothpaste facts with you.

When it comes to ingredients, each type of toothpaste varies. Although each ingredient has its own benefit and function, fluoride is an ingredient you should put high on your priority list. If you would like to know which paste is best for your smile, seek the advice of Dr. Anthony Petchalonis or look for products that have the American Dental Association Seal of Approval on the label.

The most effective time to use toothpaste is right after a dental cleaning. That’s because the toothpaste has direct contact with the teeth because the plaque and bacterial residue is completely removed from the smile. It’s also helpful to use toothpaste when you brush, which should be every morning and every night.

Children and adults should not use the same toothpaste. This is because children’s teeth can’t quite handle the strong amounts of fluoride in toothpaste. Giving children adult toothpaste can actually cause a problem called fluorosis. In addition, children also tend to swallow the toothpaste, so it’s best to give them a paste that won’t cause a problem for their health.

If you have any questions or want to know more about toothpaste in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental team. You only need to call Petchalonis Dental & Associates at 215-732-3350 at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping you!