Toothpaste Types

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Your toothpaste tube is empty. It’s time to restock. However, you’re unsure how to choose the best toothpaste. Our dentist and team are happy to give you some tips about the different types of toothpastes available and some general things to look for. Overall, we encourage you to purchase the toothpaste that best suits your needs.

Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is a mineral that is added to many toothpastes and other dental products because it helps protect the teeth from decay. Dr. Tre' DeFelice recommends fluoride toothpaste for all of his patients. You can especially benefit from fluoride toothpaste if you suffer from dry mouth.

Tartar-Control Toothpaste
Plaque that is left on the teeth can harden into tartar, which can only be safely removed by a dental professional. You’ll want to prevent tartar as much as possible, as excess tartar can lead to gum disease. If tartar builds up quickly on your teeth, you may want to consider purchasing toothpaste with tartar control.

Toothpaste for Tooth Sensitivity
Some people experience discomfort when they eat or drink hot or cold foods or beverages. If you are one of these people, toothpaste for tooth sensitivity may be the right choice for you. This type of toothpaste can provide long-lasting relief.

Whitening Toothpaste
Some toothpastes fight teeth stains with bleaching agents like baking soda or peroxide. Talk to our dentist in Metairie, Louisiana, today to find out which brands of whitening toothpaste are the most effective.

We invite you to contact our office at 504-833-4300 today to learn more and to set up your next visit.