One does not simply select a brand of toothpaste.
The choices on the shelves of your local retail stores contain dozens of choices. Is the one with baking soda the best option? Or maybe the one with whitening power? What about the one with tartar control? Of course, it’s not of much help that you’re constantly bombarded with advertisements everywhere you turn. Some of the claims made by toothpaste manufacturers are created by marketing departments rather than certified dentists.
Do not stress! We’re here to remove some of the confusion and mystery of choosing a good toothpaste. Here we will consider three things when it comes to choosing the best toothpaste.
It’s important to be positive that you’re choosing a toothpaste that contains the seal of approval from the American Dental Association (ADA). This seal signifies that the product meets expectations of containing specific ingredients and having them accurately labeled on the product.
The seal of approval from the ADA also shows that the product has been created under supervised, laboratory-controlled conditions. This means you know you’re getting a quality toothpaste that contains no additives.
The ADA highlights the following points with regard to toothpaste:
Many kinds of toothpaste make a whole lot of promises. Ad slogans can be found everywhere in magazines and on TV. But do such promises really hold true? Let’s consider a few of them:
Everyone has their own personal favorite flavor of toothpaste. That’s why we offer many different flavors in our office. So long as the toothpaste has the ADA seal of approval, the only thing that limits you is personal preference. Favorite flavors can also act to help motivate children to brush their teeth on a regular basis.
For more information on ADA-approved kinds of toothpaste and to schedule an appointment, contact the office of Dr. Michael McBride today.