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Toothpaste Can Be Specially Formulated to Address a Specific Dental Need

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Foundations of Oral Health Care

Taking care of your mouth doesn’t have to be difficult–but NOT taking care of your mouth can lead to tooth erosion, cavities, and other dental emergencies. To prevent the expense, pain, and annoyance of these problems, make sure your daily dental routines are ship-shape. Brush Your Teeth: Brushing your teeth

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All About Your Toothbrush

Out of all of the things in your house, you would think that your toothbrush is the least intriguing item. Actually, the toothbrush has a unique history. People have been concerned about dental health since the dawn of humanity. That toothbrush hanging in your bathroom dates back about 5,000 years.

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Oral Health ABCs: Sugarless Chewing Gum

Did you know that chewing gum may indeed have potential benefits for your smile? According to numerous studies, chewing sugarless gum for a length of time ranging from 15 to 30 minutes can effectively prevent tooth decay and cavities. Typically, chewing sugarless gum is most effective after you have eaten

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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 [city], [state] area and you need help finding a new brand of toothpaste, you can always call [phone] to speak to a member of Dr. [doctor_name]’s staff.

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