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Have you ever thought about why toothpaste comes in a tube instead of a bottle? For one, it’s easy to see how much toothpaste is remaining, so you know when to buy a new tube. But the main reason is that it’s just what we’re used to! Brushing your teeth with toothpaste every day is important; read below to find out how to pick toothpastes that will work best for your teeth and gums.

While there are a variety of toothpastes to choose from, we’d suggest that you pick one that contains fluoride, a naturally occurring chemical that has been proven to reinforce teeth. Fluoride strengthens the enamel layer of teeth, the first defense against cavities, so it’s great to have in toothpaste! If you’re allergic to fluoride, you will want to find a toothpaste that doesn’t contain it.

Toothpaste comes in some varieties intended for adults and other varieties for children. If you’re buying a toothpaste for yourself, you might choose one of the kinds for whitening, sensitivity and so on. If you’re purchasing the toothpaste for your child, you’ll want to pick one marked “for adolescents.” For further endorsements on toothpastes, speak to us during your next appointment!

Do you need to schedule an appointment with Bullard Family Dentistry? If so, please call 903.710.2309 now and we’ll pencil in your visit with Dr. Allen here in Bullard, Texas, today!