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How To Choose Your Toothpaste

Posted on April 25, 2014 by Dr. Mal Braverman

The sheer number of brands of toothpaste on the oral hygiene aisle is enough to feel overwhelming. When you consider the different flavors, specialties and your specific needs, it is enough to make you pick up the cheapest tube and walk away. Keep these suggestions in mind the next time you’re perusing toothpastes to help you choose a toothpaste that you feel comfortable using twice a day, everyday.

1. Seal Of Approval

When choosing a toothpaste that will benefit your teeth the most, make sure that you choose a brand that has been approved by the American Dental Association.

2. Tartar Control

If your teeth are prone to stubborn tartar, consider using a tartar control specific paste. Tartar-control toothpastes contain sodium pyrophosphate and hexametaphosphate, which help prevent tartar and stains from forming on teeth and around the gums.

3. Antimicrobial And Anti-Cavity


Most antimicrobial toothpastes contain fluoride, which is great for keeping teeth strong and protecting against cavities, as well as sensitivity.

4. Whitening

If you are interested in whitening your teeth, regularly using whitening toothpastes can reduce stains and make teeth appear whiter. If you have sensitive teeth however, it may be best to choose a sensitivity-specific toothpaste for daily use as whitening toothpastes contain chemicals and abrasive ingredients that can aggravate sensitive areas.

To learn more about which toothpaste is the best choice for your oral hygiene, call Dr. Braverman of the New York City Cosmetic Dentistry Center today at 212-688-3838.


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