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What is the Best Toothpaste?

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With the dozens of toothpastes available, we are regularly asked, “Which one is the best?” From being advertised as tartar controlling, whitening, anti-cavity, breath-freshening, and with fluoride, it can be a little overwhelming to find the right one.

We are here to help you decode the toothpaste aisle. Here are some guidelines for choosing (and using) toothpaste:

> Ignore brand names
There is no best toothpaste brand. Most contain ingredients recommended by the Canadian Dental Association. If you have a favourite brand, use it. It is important to find one that has a flavour and consistency that you enjoy.

> Use fluoride toothpaste
With the many different toothpaste packages proclaiming tartar control, anti-cavity, and sparkling mint crystals, the one thing you should definitely look for is fluoride. Fluoride is one of the most important elements in preventing tooth decay. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day will help maintain your oral health.

> Brush longer
For best results, brush your teeth for about two minutes. This will help you get the full benefit of your toothpaste’s fluoride and bacteria-scrubbing foam.

> Less is more
TV commercials often show a long, looping strand of toothpaste being squeezed onto a brush. You actually don’t need that much – a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is more than enough.

> Floss
We know that this has nothing to do with toothpaste, but flossing is very important. It doesn’t matter how carefully you weigh your options in the toothpaste aisle if you fail to floss. Flossing is one of the best things you can do for the health of your teeth and gums – so keep it up.

If you feel that your toothpaste is not doing a good enough job or if you have any special concerns such as sensitive teeth, receding gums, or discoloured teeth, talk to your dentist. We are always here to help. Please contact our office at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affect your dental health and wellness.

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Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

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At some point, you may experience sensitivity to hot/cold food and drinks. This discomfort can range from mild to severe and it can affect your daily life and eating habits. Here are some ways to help you avoid sensitive teeth:

> Choose the Right Brush
Always use a soft bristled toothbrush. It can safely clean your teeth without causing additional gum recession.
> Brush Your Teeth Daily
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy helps reduce the risk of exposing the nerves in your mouth to irritations.
> Avoid Acidic Foods
Consuming foods/drinks that are highly acidic can dissolve tooth enamel, causing them to become more sensitive.
> Use Sensitivity Toothpaste
Regularly using toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help decrease discomfort.
> Protect Your Teeth
Clenching or grinding your teeth at night can wear away tooth enamel.  Protect your teeth at night, wear a custom night guard.

If you commonly experience tooth sensitivity, talk to your dentist.  We can recommend a solution, specifically catered to your needs, to help you eat/drink more comfortably.

Contact our office at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affects your dental health and wellness.

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