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What’s In Your Toothpaste?

If you’re in the habit of brushing your teeth at least twice daily for at least two minutes each time, you’re taking an important step toward preventing tooth decay and gum disease in Chestnut Hill. If you aren’t sure which toothpaste you should be using, you can talk to a cosmetic dentistry provider or look for a product with the ADA seal. The ADA seal guarantees that your toothpaste includes fluoride to strengthen the enamel.

As you’ll discover when you watch this video, toothpaste contains a wide range of ingredients. If you use toothpaste labeled for whitening teeth, it’s likely to contain silica abrasives. These abrasives provide more effective teeth whitening than non-whitening toothpastes. However, you’ll need to visit a cosmetic dentist for the most effective teeth whitening products. Depending on the toothpaste you use, it may also contain potassium nitrate to reduce tooth sensitivity and zinc citrate to reduce tartar accumulation.