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The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. This daily oral hygiene routine is designed to clear away bacterial deposits to help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Most households use a toothpaste that includes mild abrasives and added fluoride. This helps to clean away bacterial matter from the faces of your teeth, while also bolstering the strength of your tooth enamel.

It’s also worth noting that there are other brands of toothpaste that are specifically formulated to address certain dental conditions.

Nonabrasive toothpaste such as denture polish can be helpful for maintaining a removable dental appliance like a partial or complete denture. It can also be helpful for cleaning a mouth guard, dental guard, or sleep apnea device.

Some households also have whitening toothpaste available to help deal with minor dental stains. Most brands formulated with a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide. If your teeth are affected by more significant dental stains, you should talk to Dr. Robert A. Bell about a dental bleaching treatment.

Some brands of toothpaste are formulated with potassium nitrate to reduce tooth sensitivity discomfort. While this might provide some temporary relief from tooth sensitivity symptoms. However, you should still strongly consider seeking treatment with Dr. Robert A. Bell. In many cases, tooth sensitivity is a symptom of another oral health issue.

Before buying a new toothpaste, you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This small logo printed on the package indicates that it has been tested and researched for use in your oral hygiene routine.

If you live in the Shepherdsville, Kentucky, area and you’d like further insights on the oral hygiene products your family uses, you can always call 502-908-9434 to speak to a staff member at Bullitt Dental P.L.L.C..