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What is the best toothpaste to use?

April 4, 2016
Posted By: Lucio H Kim DDS
Tooth Paste Selection in Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio Kim, DDS

How do I choose a toothpaste??

The dental aisle used to just be a dental “section”. Go to Target now and it’s dizzying, so I’ll make it easy. 

Choosing a Toothpaste

They are mostly all the same. The packaging is different. But essentially all the ingredients are the same. 

So what is important? Fluoride for one. They all have the same strength in over the counter brands. What you want to AVOID are the ones that say ‘whitening’, ‘tartar control, ‘extreme’…they are basically “more abrasive”. Use a brand or type made for sensitive teeth WITHOUT the whitening or tartar control. The whitening agent isn’t in contact with the teeth long enough to make a difference. They just put in more abrasive particles to scrub the stains off your teeth much like Comet does for your bathroom. As long as it has fluoride in it and isn’t too abrasive with additives, then you’re good!

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