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Do You Have Questions About Choosing a Toothpaste? We Have the Answers You Need

June 16, 2023

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When you’re standing in your local store’s toothpaste aisle, the options before you can seem overwhelming. With a plethora of choices, how can you discern the best pick? At California Dental Group, we’re more than ready to guide you through your options and help you make the best choice for your specific dental needs. Read on for some general guidelines, and then reach out to us at (800) 407-0161 to schedule an appointment.

Is It Vital to Consider Chemical Content?

There’s a global trend towards reducing the use of non-organic ingredients in food, beverages, and various products. But does this apply to toothpaste too? Do natural alternatives perform as effectively as conventional ones? If you are concerned about this, rest assured there are excellent natural toothpastes available. We can recommend suitable brands based on your specific requirements.

Should I Stick with My Usual Brand?

Many individuals have been loyal to a particular brand since childhood and may be reluctant to change. The good news is that you may not need to. Leading brands offer a wide variety of options, allowing you to stick with your preferred brand while also catering to your specific needs. For instance, renowned brands like Colgate and Crest offer specialized products within their range.

Can My Specific Dental Needs Be Accommodated?

Generally speaking, the answer is yes. If there’s a particular dental concern you want to address, there’s likely a product designed for it. For example, many toothpaste brands offer gentle, gradual teeth whitening. However, the best and quickest results are achieved through professional whitening treatments.

We usually recommend toothpastes containing fluoride unless you have a specific reason to avoid it. If you have certain dental issues, we may suggest a particular toothpaste to help manage them.

Does Toothpaste Flavor Matter?

The flavor of your toothpaste is a matter of personal preference. Parents often choose fruity or bubblegum flavors for their children. Adult toothpastes come in a range of flavors, from the traditional mint to exotic cinnamon and licorice. While flavor doesn’t usually impact the effectiveness of the toothpaste, many patients find that mint-flavored toothpastes leave their breath feeling fresher.

How Can I Get More Advice About Selecting Toothpaste?

Schedule a dental cleaning, exam, and consultation with us. We can evaluate your oral health and provide customized recommendations on dental products that would best suit your needs. Contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 now to make an appointment.

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