Toothpaste is a very important part of your tooth-brushing regimen. Brushing your teeth would not be complete or done correctly without it. Are you one of those people who is a little overwhelmed when buying new toothpaste? There are so many options available that choosing the right toothpaste can be difficult. Our dentist and team are more than happy to educate you about the different types of toothpastes and what they can do for your teeth.
Toothpaste for Children
If you are choosing toothpaste for your young child, there are many varieties that come in fun colors and flavors. An exciting toothpaste can help your child become thrilled about brushing his or her teeth. If your child is younger than about 2 or still tends to swallow toothpaste, ask our dentist’s advice about choosing a child toothpaste with no fluoride.
A great thing to look for in your toothpaste is fluoride. This mineral strengthens the tooth enamel and helps protect it from decay. Fluoride is helpful for the teeth of both adults and children, so fluoride toothpaste is widely recommended by dentists. Fluoride toothpaste is especially useful for those who have dry mouth or who are more prone to cavities.
Tartar Control Toothpaste
Tartar, a plaque that hardens on the teeth, can only be removed during a professional dental cleaning by a dentist or hygienist. Preventing excess tartar is important, as it can cause gum disease. If you tend to have a lot of tartar buildup, tartar control toothpaste may be a great choice for you.
Do you wish for a dazzling, bright smile? Whitening toothpastes are available that give an extra boost to the brightness of your smile. Ask Dr. Gurusharan Singh about which whitening toothpaste is best for you.
For more information about toothpaste in New Whiteland, Indiana, and to reserve your next appointment at Parkview Dental, contact us at 317-535-7522 today.