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Which Toothpaste?

Which Toothpaste?

Have you ever been overwhelmed by the ridiculous number of choices in the toothpaste aisle? Here are a few tips to help you decide:

  • Arm & Hammer toothpaste contains baking soda which neutralizes acids and helps control stain and tartar build up.
  • Sensodyne is great for people with teeth that have general sensitivity to cold temperature. It is also free of detergents and is good for people who are prone to canker sores.
  • Biotene toothpaste and Biotene products are specially formulated for people experiencing dry mouth or certain conditions that make the tongue, gums or inside of cheeks and lips sore. Biotene is especially gentle and non-irritating. It is also good for people who are prone to canker sores.
  • All toothpastes contain abrasive cleaning agents and some are much more abrasive than others. As a general rule, the “whitening” toothpastes tend to be more abrasive. For a list of how some common toothpastes rate on the abrasiveness scale, come in to the office or click on the following link:

Toothpaste Abrasivity

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