Toothpaste is a convenient addition to your toothbrush that helps remove food residue and bacterial plaque from the faces and contours of your teeth. When brushing your teeth, be sure to work on one tooth at a time, thoroughly scoring the surface in a circular motion. While most people choose to use a toothpaste with mild abrasives, you might want to consider other brands or additives to address a specific dental need.

To help you find a new brand of toothpaste, Dr. Shahdad Arami and the staff at his Northridge, California, clinic offer some of the following insights.

Many toothpaste brands with added fluoride helps strengthen the tooth enamel. This can be very beneficial for preventing tooth decay and reducing tooth sensitivity.

A nonabrasive toothpaste, like denture polish, can be beneficial for cleaning and maintaining removable dental appliances. This is especially helpful if you have dentures. Some nonabrasive toothpastes are also formulated to help mitigate symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth.

Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains from tooth enamel. Unfortunately, the hydrogen peroxide whitening agents in the paste will not be potent enough to remove moderate and deep stains on teeth. To whiten a significantly stained smile, you will need a professional dental bleaching treatment administered by Dr. Shahdad Arami. Then you can use whitening toothpaste to help maintain your smile’s luster.

If you are shopping for a new brand of toothpaste in Northridge, California, and you have a question, you can always call 818-886-6100 to speak to a member of staff at Northridge Dental Group.