Your Toothpaste Choices: Great Idea Or Awful Idea?

The big, wide world of toothpaste can occasionally cause you to look up from your usual selection and wonder: Am I missing something? Is that advertised feature really something that will work for me? Am I making a great choice for my oral health or a really awful one? We know that the shelves filled with product can seem easy enough to maneuver, until you find that you have questions piling upon even more questions about what is and is not okay for your dental hygiene. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place, as our Austin, MN team is always ready to help you navigate your smile care!

Fluoridated, Abrasive-Free Toothpaste: Great!

When you’re out there looking for a toothpaste that will work wonders for your teeth and oral health, remember that we always suggest you find something that contains fluoride! This helps to ensure that your efforts in dental hygiene offer you immense protection against the development of acid erosion and tooth decay. Remember, as well, that you want to seek out a toothpaste that is free of abrasive ingredients. Simple as that!

Charcoal (Or Other Abrasive) Toothpaste: Awful.

Of course, your goal with toothpaste is to protect your oral health! With that said, you know that brushing can help you remove some surface level stains and also prevent the development of future discoloration. When you see products like charcoal toothpaste or other toothpastes that promise to whiten your teeth with abrasive ingredients, you may guess this is a wonderful bonus! However, it’s best to avoid these. They will scrape your teeth and can damage gum tissue. For a much whiter smile, seek cosmetic care with us.

Sensitivity Toothpaste: Great!

When you’re dealing with some heightened sensitivity, the lovely news is that the sensitivity toothpaste you see in the dental hygiene aisle really is something we suggest! Of course, you should also visit us to find out why your teeth aren’t feeling very good. In the meantime, special ingredients can help block discomfort over time, so use this option every day.

Toothpaste Making Big Promises: Awful.

Unless the toothpaste package you’re using claims to help remove plaque and prevent tooth decay and tartar (which is what all good toothpaste does), then any additional promises are either untrue or are going to rely on the addition of harmful ingredients. Skip it!

Get The Toothpaste Facts You Need

Come in for your usually scheduled dental checkups and cleanings with us and remember to spend some of your time asking questions about smile care, if you have any! We will always be happy to help. 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.