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The American Dental Association advocates a consistent daily oral hygiene routine to help prevent common oral health problems like cavities and periodontal disease. This includes flossing your teeth at least once each day as well as making a concerted effort to brush all the surfaces of your teeth each morning and night.

When brushing it’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush with fluoridated toothpaste. Try to work the brush head in small circular motions, cleaning one tooth at a time. Ideally, it should take you roughly two to three minutes to complete all of your teeth.

At the same time, there are some minor dental health conditions that might be addressed with a specially formulated toothpaste, that incorporates special ingredients.

Special brands of toothpaste that include potassium nitrate might be helpful for addressing tooth sensitivity problems. Just keep in mind that this might also mask a more serious problem with the health of your teeth.

If you are struggling to deal with minor dental stains on the teeth that appear in your smile, you might be interested in occasionally using a whitening toothpaste. Most ADA approved brands use a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide as the active whitening ingredient. However, you should note that more significant dental stains will require professional means offered at Arden Dental Group’s dental offices.

If you live in the Arden, North Carolina, area, and you have a question about the type of toothpaste you should be using you can always call 828-684-9260 to speak to Dr. Joseph Younger or a member of his staff.