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Tips to Choose the Right Toothpaste for Your Family

October 16, 2014

With so many options in the dental health isle choosing toothpaste can be a little overwhelming.  From baking soda, whitening, foaming, desensitizing, tarter control, anti-gingivitis, fluoride…the list can go on and on.   No matter the brand always select a toothpaste with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval.  Dr. Tillman has a few tips for choosing the right toothpaste for you and your family’s needs.

  • Anti-cavity: Almost all the options on the market contain fluoride. Fluoride is just as important as brushing in preventing decay and it actively strengthens tooth enamel.
  • Anti-gingivitis: Do your gums suffer from redness and bleeding? You might have gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease. Anti-gingivitis toothpastes help reduce oral bacteria and can be very effective at stopping this gum condition at its source.
  • Desensitizing: Ever take a sip of hot coffee or a cold beverage and feel a shooting pain? This type of toothpaste might help to give you some relief – it helps reduce pain by blocking the tooth’s pain signal to the nerve.
  • Tartar-control: As its name indicates, tartar-control toothpaste helps prevent the buildup of tartar. While this product is helpful in slowing new buildup on teeth, a professional dental cleaning is the only way to remove existing tartar and the bacteria it harbors.
  • Whitening: Containing polishing or chemical agents that remove surface stains, this toothpaste is able to help maintain the natural color of your teeth.

Is Do-It-Yourself Teeth Whitening Safe?

March 20, 2014

Beautiful Woman Opted for Professional Teeth WhiteningIf you spend any time on Pinterest or Facebook or if you
subscribe to any natural living or do-it-yourself blogs, you have probably seen
a number of recipes for whitening your teeth at home. Often accompanied by
amazing before-and-after pictures, these homemade whitening formulas promise
astounding results using everyday products you might find around the house.
Sounds great, right? Well, before you jump head first (or teeth first) into whitening
at home, take a moment to learn the facts so you enjoy a brighter smile safely. (more…)

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