Those t.v. commercials for dental products are just for show, they don’t assume to demonstrate the proper way to use the product. Toothpaste for instance – the actor globs it on to cover the entire brush head so that viewers can get a better picture of the texture and color of the product. The fact is that it only takes a little dollop of toothpaste to get that fresh clean feeling that comes after brushing your teeth. Some studies have suggested that using too much toothpaste can actually damage your tooth enamel over time.

There are a lot of toothpastes to choose from. You can find those that are designed specifically to whiten your teeth while others are made to help in the fight against cavities. Newer versions resolve to stop bleeding gums and help to prevent gingivitis, which is the early stage of gum disease. If you are concerned with some particular symptoms ask your dentist or hygienist to recommend a toothpaste that is unique to your needs.

Fluoride is a proven preventive of tooth decay. The American Dental Association recommends that children and adults who are able to brush and rinse on their own use a fluoridated toothpaste. Any toothpaste that carries the ADA Seal of Approval on the label will contain some amount of fluoride.

Personal reviews are a good way to help you choose a dental product. You can find them on various internet websites or you can ask your dental professional to share some of the results that they have seen in other patients.

Talk to Dr. Wagar, D.M.D concerning your choice of dental products. Call Benson Hill Smiles today @ 425-559-9519.

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