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Family Dentist Offers Tips on Choosing the Best Toothpaste September 15, 2017

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Family Dentist Offers Tips on Choosing the Best Toothpaste , Anchorage, Alaska

Establishing a regular brushing and flossing routine is essential to maintaining your oral health. But good dental care is about more than just using a toothbrush — the type of toothpaste you choose can make a big impact as well! The family dentists at Denali Dental Care in Anchorage, AK, don’t want you to grab just any brand off the shelf. Your toothpaste should not only clean your teeth; it should help protect them, too. 

Guide to Choosing the Perfect Toothpaste

Before buying a new tube of toothpaste, visit your family dentist for a teeth cleaning and find out what kind you need. Do you have problems with tartar? Are you looking for teeth whitening options? There are plenty of brands to choose from, so it’s helpful to narrow down your choices.

Anti-Cavity

If your family dentist found one or more cavities during your last visit, a toothpaste brand that contains fluoride is the best choice for you. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste strengthens tooth enamel, fights decay, and prevents new cavities from forming.

Gingivitis & Tartar Control 

family dentistDo your gums bleed when you brush or floss? That’s a sign of gingivitis, which is the first stage of periodontal disease. Look for toothpaste with antibacterial ingredients to slow the growth of oral bacteria and protect your gum tissue. In some cases, excess tartar — bacteria-laden plaque that has hardened on your teeth — can also lead to decay and gum disease. Choose tartar-control toothpaste to prevent this buildup.

Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

Each morning, you look forward to a fresh cup of coffee. Perhaps you can’t get enough of your afternoon iced tea or love to have a glass of red wine with dinner. Unfortunately, all of these liquids can stain your teeth, turning your pearly whites a yellow or brownish color. If your smile looks a bit dull, consider buying toothpaste with teeth whitening ingredients. Different brands contain specific polishing or coloring agents that remove surface stains and prevent new ones from forming.

Whether you need suggestions for a new type of toothpaste or are looking for a new family dentist you can trust, turn to the professionals at Denali Dental Care. With more than three decades of experience in cosmetic and general dentistry, you can rest assured your smile is in good hands. Call (907) 274-7691 to make an appointment, or visit their website for a full list of dental care services. 

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