The Right Toothpaste For You

There are many kinds of toothpaste on the market these days. It can be hard deciding which kind is right for your specific dental health goals. Depending upon whether you want whiter teeth, stronger teeth or toothpaste made for children, we're going to break down a few different types of toothpastes.
1. If you're looking to whiten your smile
Many people are looking to reduce the amount of stains on their teeth. Whether it be from wine, coffee or daily staining over time, whitening toothpaste can help reduce discoloration. Whitening toothpastes typically contain an abrasive component that aides in scrubbing away stains, and a cleanser that breaks down the stain. Toothpastes with peroxide or baking soda pack an even heavier punch when helping to whiten your teeth. 
2. For stronger teeth
Fluoride is a top choice by dentists when it comes to helping prevent tooth decay and strengthening your teeth. Fluoride attaches to your teeth and helps saturate them with minerals that naturally help your teeth become more durable.  Enamel strengthening toothpastes are also a good choice when looking to protect your teeth. With ingredients that combat acid fighting enzymes, this is another option for a stronger, healthier smile. 
3. When you have sensitive teeth
Although tooth sensitivity cannot be cured by toothpaste, the painful effects of receding gums or reduced enamel can be relieved by using toothpaste made for sensitive teeth.  This kind of toothpaste helps desensitize our teeth by interrupting the connection between the surface of the and the nerve. Desensitizing toothpaste requires consistent use for maximum benefit. 
4. Toothpaste for children
If you're looking to get your kids excited to brush, toothpaste made specifically to appeal to children is the way to go. Typically, children's toothpaste come in enticing flavors such as grape, bubblegum and tropical. Children's toothpaste also contains smaller amounts of fluoride and abrasive agents. Children's teeth tend to be softer and do not require the same strength of cleaning that adult teeth do. 
Our office is here to help
If you're not sure which kind of toothpaste is right for you, consult your dentist. In need of teeth whitening in Burke, VA? We'll be able to help guide you in that direction so that your teeth are getting exactly what you want and need.

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