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As long as you’re brushing your teeth, you’re doing your part to keep your oral health in tip-top shape, right? That’s what we all assume, anyways.

While that’s definitely true, you can help your oral health to be even better by employing the tactic of using the right toothpaste to address certain oral health needs you may have. To help you understand that concept, our team here at Staten Island Dental Arts Center in Staten Island, New York, put this piece together. Let’s take a look at this.

Why does it matter?
If you have any sort of oral health problems that tend to linger (bad breath, plaque buildup, prone to gingivitis, etc.,) then you can actually use a certain type of toothpaste that can help combat those problems. For example, if you know that you’re prone to plaque buildup more than the average person, a toothpaste advertised as “plaque fighting” is going to be a great choice for your oral health.

Does brand matter?
The only cases in which the brand of toothpaste matters is if it doesn’t have the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval. To get the ADA seal of approval, a product must be tested and confirmed by the ADA that the product does exactly what it advertises to do. Look for the ADA seal and any choice you make will be a good one.

If you have any more questions – or you simply want our office’s opinion on the best toothpaste to use – then call us today at (718) 948 4393.