The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing each evening as an effective means for removing plaque and food residue from your mouth. This is an important first step towards maintaining good oral hygiene between your regular dental exams at Dr. Jorge Pinera’s Houston, Texas practice.
The most common type of toothpaste includes micro-abrasive and added fluoride. This serves to scour the faces of your teeth, while also helping to strengthen tooth enamel. This might also help prevent tooth decay and reduce tooth sensitivity issues.
If you have a special dental need, or you need to maintain a removable dental appliance, you might be interested in trying a differently formulated toothpaste. To aid in this endeavor, Dr. Jorge Pinera offers some of the following insights.
The first thing to look for before considering any brand of toothpaste is the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This small logo, printed on the package, means that this brand of toothpaste has been researched and tested by the ADA for safe and effective use in an oral hygiene regimen.
A brand of nonabrasive toothpaste can be beneficial for cleaning and maintaining removable dental work. This is especially helpful if you have a removable dental appliance like dentures or a partial. Some nonabrasive kinds of toothpaste are also formulated to help mitigate symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth.
Sometimes retail-grade whitening toothpaste can help, remove surface stains from tooth enamel. Unfortunately, the hydrogen peroxide whitening agents will not be potent enough to remove moderate and deep stains on teeth. More significant dental stains will require a dental bleaching treatment administered at Dr. Jorge Pinera’s Houston, Texas clinic. Then you can use whitening toothpaste to help maintain your smile’s luster.
If you are looking for a new toothpaste to meet a specific dental need or area of concern, you might want to call 281-531-1000 to set up a consultation at Dr. Jorge Pinera’s Houston, Texas practice.