What to look for when choosing a toothpaste

Patients who have been to the dentist know how brushing and flossing can improve their oral health and wellness over time. Many patients may have questions about the type of toothpaste that they should use to clean their teeth and gums. Choosing the right toothpaste is easy when working with a dental team that has your smile’s health in your best interest. Dr. Slepchik and his team of professionals want to educate patients on the products available for their smile and the key factors to look for when choosing a toothpaste.

What types of toothpastes are available?

We encourage patients to ask us about the toothpaste they are using to determine if they are using one most appropriate for their needs. Certain toothpastes offer certain benefits. Choosing a variety that best suits your situation is highly encouraged. Below are just a few of the more common toothpastes available over-the-counter in the local drugstore aisles:

  • Natural toothpaste
  • Fluoride-free toothpaste
  • Fluoride toothpastes
  • Toothpaste for sensitive teeth
  • Whitening toothpastes
  • Children’s toothpaste

In most situations, patients can choose a toothpaste that offers the solutions they require while maintaining a seal of approval by the Canadian Dental Association or CDA. These toothpastes are best used in achieving and keeping one’s oral health. However, patients with specific conditions may be better suited for specialized toothpastes such as those for sensitive teeth. Alternatively, patients may also be advised by their dentist that a prescription toothpaste might be best. During an evaluation with Dr. Slepchik and his hygienist, patients are strongly encouraged to ask questions about toothpaste and other dental products available over-the-counter to ensure they are using the one most appropriate for their unique needs. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to dental products.

Interested in learning more about oral hygiene products?

If you have questions about the right toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, or mouthwash to use for your smile, it might be time to connect with Dr. Lenny Slepchik in downtown Montreal. His office is located at 800 Boul. Rene-Levesque O, Ste. #310 and can be reached by phone or email at (514) 875-7971 or reception@smilesbydrslepchik.com to schedule an evaluation.

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