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Toothpaste is toothpaste, right? There’s not a certain kind that’s better than the others? This is a common line of thought that people focus on when buying their toothpaste. As long as you’re brushing, that’s all that should matter, right?

Well, that’s partly true; however, with the myriad toothpaste choices in existence there are choices you can make that will have a direct impact on your oral health.

Let’s look at a few of the things you should take into consideration when buying toothpaste.

Your oral health needs

Do you have excess plaque buildup? What about gingivitis? Are your teeth not as white as they should be, or do you always need a pick-me-up to help your breath smell great?

If any of those describe you, there’s a toothpaste in existence made specifically to address that issue. From whitening toothpaste to one that helps battle the germs that cause bad breath, you can help address oral health problems with the toothpaste you use. So take those needs into consideration when buying toothpaste.

ADA seal

The American Dental Association (ADA) certifies dental products for consumer use, and when you’re buying toothpaste you should always buy a brand that has their seal of approval. This means the product does what it’s advertised to do and actually benefits your oral health.

If you need help choosing the right toothpaste, or want to know what Dr. William G. Kaylakie’s personal recommendations are, call us today at 512-831-5887.