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Buying toothpaste doesn’t have to be stressful or a hassle. You just have to know what to look for and consider your individual oral health needs.

Fluoride
When choosing a type of toothpaste, the most important thing to look for is fluoride. This mineral helps protect the teeth from cavities. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and can reverse the early stages of tooth decay.

Whitening
If you would like a brighter smile, whitening toothpaste may be a good choice. Instead of bleach, whitening toothpastes use abrasive particles or chemicals. Don’t worry! Studies have shown that whitening toothpaste is as gentle on the tooth enamel as other types of toothpaste.

Sensitive Teeth
You may be one of those people whose teeth are sensitive to things like hot and cold temperatures. There is a type of toothpaste that can help! Toothpastes for sensitive teeth contain potassium nitrate or strontium chloride.

ADA Approval
You can be confident that toothpaste with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval does what it guarantees. Products with the ADA seal have been tested for safety and effectiveness. In addition, all toothpaste types with the ADA seal contain fluoride.

We encourage you to contact Stephens City Family Dentistry at phone today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Taliaferro and Dr. Lim. Our dentists and team in Stephens City, Virginia, are thrilled to help you improve and maintain your dental health!