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You’re out of toothpaste, but there are so many types at the store to choose from. You don’t know where to start. Buying toothpaste doesn’t have to be stressful or a hassle. You just have to know what to look for and consider your unique oral health needs.

When choosing a type of toothpaste, it is important to look for fluoride. This naturally-occurring mineral helps protect the teeth from cavities. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel.

Tartar Control
Plaque, a layer of bacteria that forms on the teeth, can harden into tartar if not removed with proper dental hygiene. Some toothpastes are designed to help prevent the buildup of tartar on your pearly whites. Effective tartar-fighting ingredients to look for are pyrophosphates and zinc citrate.

If you would like a more attractive smile, whitening toothpaste may be a good choice. Instead of bleach, whitening toothpastes use abrasive particles or chemicals. Don’t worry! Studies have shown that whitening toothpaste is as gentle on the enamel as other types of toothpaste.

Sensitive Teeth
You may be one of those people whose teeth are sensitive to things like hot and cold foods and beverages. There is a type of toothpaste that can help! Toothpaste for sensitive teeth contains potassium nitrate or strontium chloride.

ADA Approval
You can be confident that types of toothpaste with the ADA seal of approval does what it promises. Products with the ADA seal have been tested and evaluated for safety and effectiveness. In addition, all toothpaste types with the ADA seal contain fluoride.

We welcome you to contact Oak Ridge Dental Group at phone today for more information and to schedule a visit with Dr. Christopher Lillo. Our dentist in Toms River, New Jersey, is thrilled to help you improve and maintain your dental health!