Picking Out a Toothpaste
What kind of toothpaste should I use?” As a dental hygienist, I get this question often. It can be overwhelming trying to decide what kind to buy because there are so many brands and variations of products on the shelves. The answer is not completely black and white.
For most people, I tell them to use whatever kind of toothpaste they like that makes them want to brush their teeth as long as it meets a couple of criteria.
The first criteria is that it should have fluoride in it. Fluoride is important because it helps protect the teeth from decay (i.e. cavities). There is a lot of misinformation spread about fluoride ...