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Oral hygiene is vital if you want a strong and successful oral health, which is why it’s best to know all there is to know about oral hygiene in Coos Bay, Oregon. So, today our South Coast Family Dentistry team would like to improve your knowledge by encouraging you to take this quiz about toothpaste:

Question No. 1: Do all toothpaste brands use the same ingredients?
Answer: No, each brand of toothpaste has its own set of ingredients, and each ingredient has its own benefit and function, which is why it’s recommended to pay attention to the ingredients before you purchase the product.

Question No. 2: When is the most effective time to use toothpaste?
Answer: The most effective time to use toothpaste is right after a dental cleaning. The cleaning allows the toothpaste to make direct contact with your teeth because they have clean surfaces, which makes brushing more effective.

Question No. 3: What is the best ingredient to have in toothpaste?
Answer: The best ingredient to have in toothpaste is fluoride. Fluoride strengthens and nourishes your teeth, giving them the ability to fight off tooth decay.

Question No. 4: Does the form of toothpaste matter?
Answer: No, the form of toothpaste does not matter. As long as the product has fluoride, you can use toothpaste that is in the form of paste, gel, or powder.

Question No. 5: Should children use the same toothpaste as adults?
Answer: No, children should not use the same toothpaste as adults. This is the case because adult toothpaste has a large amount of fluoride that is extremely harmful to children’s teeth, which is why it’s best to have children use toothpaste that is made for kids.

Call 541-269-5353 today if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about toothpaste. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Keith Huff, if you would like to know which brand of toothpaste is best for your teeth and gums. Remember, we offer free Cleanings and extended hours for your needs. We are more than happy to give you the information you need to succeed!