Toothpaste: Let’s Cover The Facts Causing You Stress

When you think you’ve sort of got the facts all hammered out regarding your dental hygiene but you’ve got questions that continue on a daily basis without answer, it can make you feel uneasy about your efforts. Of course, in the world of your home dental care, what you want is to feel exceptionally confident, so you can breeze on through these essential tasks with the knowledge that you’re accomplishing just what you’re trying to achieve: To keep your smile clean and healthy. Without further ado, let’s talk about some of those major causes of stress that are oh so easy to resolve regarding your toothpaste use.

How To Gather Lots Of Facts

Ask us whatever it is you’re hoping to learn during your cleanings and checkups. The easiest way to find out just what you need to be doing in regard to any aspect of your dental hygiene, from toothpaste to toothbrush, to dental floss to technique, is to talk! We welcome these questions, even if you worry that they’re too basic (they aren’t).

How Much To Use

When you use the right amount of toothpaste and you brush for the correct amount of time and frequency every day, it helps you avoid problems like cavities that can lead to serious problems for your smile! Fortunately, figuring out the amount is easy but remember to take our word for it, rather than assuming that the amounts you see in advertisements, etc., are correct. The right amounts follow:

  • Use about a pea-size amount of paste for each brushing session (this is for individuals three years of age and older)
  • For younger children (under three), use only a bit that equals roughly one grain of rice for effective dental hygiene

What About Fluoride: Is It Safe?

Yep. Fluoride is safe. It’s only going to be dangerous for you if you treat yourself to a hefty serving. As long as you don’t eat it (don’t swallow more than the amount you place on your brush), then all is well. Why not just avoid it, you wonder? Well, your teeth need it. It offers wonderful strengthening to your enamel, as well as cavity prevention.

Make Dental Hygiene Exceptional With Simple Help

When you consider some easy to achieve tips and suggestions associated with your toothpaste, you can feel wonderful about your efforts and leave stress behind. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.