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Have you recently gone shopping to buy some toothpaste? Did you notice how many options were available? With so many options, you may have found yourself wondering how you could possibly know which one may be best for you. That’s where we would like to help.

Unless you were specifically told differently by our dentist, Dr. Surface, you should always choose a toothpaste with fluoride in it, and one that is a flavor you find appealing. Fluoride may be important to your dental health because it can strengthen the enamel of your teeth to help prevent cavities.

Several toothpastes claim to accomplish different tasks from helping with tartar control to calming sensitive teeth. Along the same lines, some of them could claim that they can whiten your teeth or freshen your breath. It would be a monumental task for one person to attempt to evaluate every toothpaste to test their claims.

Thankfully, an organization may have done that research for you. Manufacturers can submit their product to the American Dental Association, ADA, voluntarily so they can prove that the product is safe and effective in its claims. Once that is verified the ADA will put its Seal of Approval on the packaging, so you can rest assured that experts have put that product through several tests.

If you would like to know more about dental hygiene in Hillsboro, Oregon, or if you would like a consultation with South Hillsboro Family Dentistry, please call 503-747-5607 today. Your dental health is our number one priority.