Toothpaste has come a long way since it was first mass produced. Toothpastes today are made to meet your every dental hygiene need and they come in a variety of flavors. However, because there are so many types of toothpaste available, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you or your family. Dr. Don Schiess and our team are happy to recommend a toothpaste that will aid you in your dental health needs. Some common toothpaste types include:
Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and helps protect the teeth against decay. Fluoride toothpaste is recommended for both children and adults. Adults can especially benefit from fluoride toothpaste if they have dry mouth or if they have a condition that makes them more susceptible to tooth decay.
Toothpaste for Children
There are toothpastes available that are made just for children. Children’s toothpaste comes in many tasty flavors and colors. If your child is under two years old, choose a toothpaste that is safe to swallow. These toothpastes are fluoride-free, have a mild flavor, and don’t contain preservatives or artificial colors.
Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth
If eating ice cream or drinking tea hurts your teeth, toothpaste for sensitive teeth may be a good choice for you. Toothpaste for sensitive teeth provides long-lasting relief.
If you wish for a bright smile, there are toothpastes for that. You may wish to consult with our dentist in Medford, Oregon, about which whitening toothpastes are most effective.
The plaque that forms on the teeth hardens into tartar over time. Once tartar has formed, only a professional cleaning can remove it. If you are prone to quick tartar buildup, tartar control toothpaste may be for you.
We encourage you to contact Open Door Family Dentistry at 541-773-4073 today to learn more about types of toothpaste and to schedule a visit.