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If you were asked whether or not the toothpaste you use on a daily basis is the right toothpaste for your oral health, what would you say?
If ‘I don’t know’ was the answer that first came to mind, you’re not alone. Very few people are aware of just how beneficial it can be for your oral health to use the right toothpaste.

Aren’t they all the same?

While most brands of toothpaste will do a great job of cleaning your teeth (some pediatric brands have a high amount of sugar, which is obviously not good for your oral health) you can increase the efficacy of your toothpaste by paying particular attention to what you’re buying. Some are made to help with one oral health problem over another. So the short answer to this question is no, not all toothpaste brands are the same.

What should I buy?

Our team here at Personal Dental Care in Richmond, Virginia, recommends that you buy a toothpaste that aims to solve the oral health problems with which you have the most trouble. For example, if you know you have problems with plaque buildup, you should buy a toothpaste that works to target plaque and help you keep it at bay throughout the day.

You also need to look for the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval on anything you buy. This means the ADA has certified the product does what it claims to do.

If you’re curious as to what your dentist recommends or you need more help with picking a toothpaste, call us today at 804-554-3767.