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When you think of toothpaste, you probably think of the colorful gel you place on your toothbrush bristles every morning and every night when you clean your smile. Although this is true, there is more to toothpaste than you might realize. To help you know a little more about toothpaste in Gilbert, Arizona, Dr. Manieka L. Green and our dental team have some fun toothpaste facts to share with you!

Fact No. 1: Toothpaste ingredients change from brand to brand, and each ingredient has its own benefit and function. However, fluoride is an ingredient that should be on the top of your priority list. Fluoride nourishes and strengthens your teeth. If you would like to know which paste is best for your chompers, feel free to ask your dentist.

Fact. No. 2: The most effective time to use toothpaste is right after a dental cleaning, especially because the plaque and bacterial residue is gone, so the toothpaste has direct contact with the teeth. It’s also effective to use toothpaste when you brush, which should be twice a day.

Fact No. 3: Children should not use adult toothpaste. If they do, their teeth won’t be able to handle the fluoride. This is a problem called fluorosis. In addition, children also tend to eat the toothpaste, so it’s best to give them a paste that won’t make them ill if they swallow it.

Would you like to know more about toothpaste in Gilbert, Arizona? If so, call Oasis Family Dentistry at 480-926-4498 at your earliest convenience! The sooner you call our office, the sooner our dental team will be able to teach you about toothpaste so you can take good care of your smile.