What’s one of the first things you do when you get out of bed in the morning? Most of us can’t wait to brush our teeth and get rid of that “fuzzy” feeling that’s left in our mouths after a long night’s sleep. It’s actually the toothpaste instead of the toothbrush that freshens your breath, but just how effective is that toothpaste as a tool in the quest for good oral health?
Toothpaste does have some benefits. It’s main claim to fame is that it tastes good and the fact that it comes in so many different flavors means that pretty much everyone can find one that pleases their taste buds. Some toothpastes propose that their ingredients can make teeth look whiter or decrease the level of sensitivity when exposed to hot or cold extremes. Dentists have found that these toothpastes can be quite helpful to patients whose teeth are disproportionately sensitive and that they do indeed contain stain resisting additives. Whitening toothpastes can be used to extend the effects of a professional treatment.
Toothpaste can be beneficial in some respects but toothpaste alone cannot remove the plaque that leads to tooth decay. Brushing twice a day and flossing regularly is the only way to do that, but it won’t hurt to enjoy a pleasant tasting toothpaste while you’re at it.
Ask your professional dental hygienist at Rippe Dental Associates in Centennial, CO. to recommend a toothpaste that might have a beneficial effect on your oral health. Call the office @ 303-779-9876.