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The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day as part of an effective oral hygiene routine. Applying toothpaste to a soft-bristled toothbrush makes it more efficient at cleaning the surfaces and contours of teeth. At the same time, many toothpaste brands also include special additives that some brands incorporate to address specific dental needs.

To help you find the best toothpaste in Coos Bay, Oregon, your dentist, Dr. Keith Huff, offers these key insights to keep in mind.

First of all, you should only consider a paste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the toothpaste has been researched and tested to meet stringent guidelines for safety and effectiveness in an oral hygiene routine.

Abrasive toothpaste is very popular because it helps remove plaque and residual food particles from the faces of your teeth. A brand with added fluoride also helps strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay.

Nonabrasive toothpaste and denture polish are called for to clean dentures. Some nonabrasive toothpastes are formulated to help mitigate symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth. Nonabrasive toothpaste might also be called for to help freshen and maintain a mouth piece. This includes things like a mouthguard, night guard or snore guard.

Most whitening toothpastes use a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide. These toothpastes help reduce minor surface stains between dental cleanings. However, they will not be strong enough to remove moderate and deep stains on teeth.

If you have a specific dental issues that need to be addressed by a new brand of toothpaste, you can always call 541-269-5353 to seek further advice from your dentist at South Coast Family Dentistry.