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3 Conditions That May Necessitate a Special Toothpaste

June 22, 2018

3 Conditions That May Necessitate a Special Toothpaste

When you visit the grocery store and look at the toothpaste aisle, you may be a little overwhelmed. With so many options, which one is right for you? Do you need just a basic toothpaste or do you need a more expensive, specialty toothpaste? The reality is that if you do not have dental issues then you do not need a specialty toothpaste.

If you are not sure if you should get a specialty toothpaste, you can always schedule a cleaning and exam and we will be happy to offer advice on the right toothpaste for your exact needs. In the meantime, you can read on to learn about some of the most common conditions that can be treated with specialty toothpastes.

  1. Special toothpaste can help sensitive teeth
  2. Many people don’t realize how hard it is to diagnose sensitive teeth. Why? Because the cause can be so many different things. It can be caused by gum disease, brushing too hard, or even genetics. In fact, some people no matter how well they brush and no matter how careful they are, will just have sensitive teeth. It is for these people that sensitive teeth toothpaste can be a great option. When toothbrushing was once painful, with this toothpaste it can be comfortable again.

    However, because there are so many potential reasons for sensitive teeth, we must insist that you talk to your dentist before moving forward. The reality is that at California Dental Group we can provide a thorough analysis to ensure that your tooth sensitivity is not a sign of something more serious.

  3. Special toothpaste can help bad breath
  4. Having bad breath once in a while is not cause for concern. After all, everyone has a dinner that’s loaded with something that can affect their breath, whether garlic or onion, or a cup of morning coffee that can bring bad breath. That said, if you constantly have bad breath then you may need a special toothpaste. Once again, this could also be a sign of something more serious so you do want to talk to your dentist to rule out gum disease and other problems.

  5. Special toothpaste can help gum disease
  6. There are also specialized toothpastes that work well to help people with gum disease, which is caused by bacteria building up in your mouth. The first step after discovering you have gum disease is to get a deep cleaning. If the gum disease was caught relatively early, then this could be enough to set you in the right direction and a specialized toothpaste along with better brushing and flossing habits could get rid of your gum disease entirely. If it is more advanced, then we may need to take additional steps.

If you are concerned about the health of your gums or teeth then we urge you to contact a dentist sooner rather than later. You can reach California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to set up a dentist appointment at one of our numerous offices throughout Southern California.

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