Toothpaste with mild fluoride and micro-abrasive additives is relatively common in most American households. Applying this type of toothpaste to a soft bristled toothbrush helps to scour away plaque and stray food matter form your teeth while also helping to strengthen the tooth enamel.
At the same time, there are other dental needs that could require a specially formulated toothpaste. To answer some of the more common conditions and interests, oral hygiene manufacturers have started producing special types of toothpaste.
Nonabrasive toothpastes such as denture polish are called for to clean dentures or a partial. Some nonabrasive toothpastes that are formulated to help mitigate symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth. This type of toothpaste can also be helpful to keep on hand for refreshing a dental appliance or mouthpiece. This can be a very simply way of removing plaque from a snore guard, night guard or athletic mouth guard.
Whitening toothpastes are formulated with a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide. These toothpastes help reduce minor surface stains between dental cleanings. However, they will not be strong enough to remove moderate and deep stains on teeth.
Tooth sensitivity problems can also be addressed by specially formulated toothpaste. While this might help alleviate discomfort in the short-term, they should not be used as a long-term treatment strategy.
When shopping for a new toothpaste, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the toothpaste has been researched and tested to meet stringent guidelines for safety and effectiveness in an oral hygiene routine.
If you live in the Taylorsville, Utah area and you need help finding a new brand of toothpaste, you can always call 801-685-3429 to speak to a member of Dr. Lucas Rudelich’s staff.