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Toothpaste is intended to make your soft-bristled toothbrush more effective at removing plaque and residual food material from the faces of your teeth. At the same time, there are also some brands of toothpaste that are specially formulated to address another dental issue.

Abrasive toothpaste is very popular because it helps remove plaque and residual food particles from the faces of your teeth. A brand with added fluoride also helps strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay.

To aid you in finding a new brand of toothpaste, Dr. Jorge Ferreira offers the following insights.

The first consideration is the quality of the toothpaste you choose. Before purchasing any new brand of toothpaste, you should 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.

Nonabrasive toothpastes and denture polish are called for to clean dentures. Some nonabrasive toothpastes are formulated to help mitigate symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth. It might also be called for to help freshen and maintain a mouth piece. This includes things like a mouthguard, nightguard or snore guard.

Mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are incorporated into most whitening toothpastes. This helps remove minor surface stains before they have a chance to penetrate the tooth enamel. Unfortunately, these whitening agents will not be strong enough to remove moderate and deep stains that have penetrated the tooth enamel. If your teeth need more potent whitening, you should ask your dentist about a dental bleaching treatment.

If you live in the Santa Fe, New Mexico, area and you need advice selecting a new brand of toothpaste for your household, you can always call 505-455-2176 to speak to a member of our Sonrisa Dental staff.