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Finding the Right Toothpaste

Hi everyone!

Now is the time to get your oral health habits in order! You have the time and I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during quarantine. I always get a lot of questions and inquiries from my patients and followers about what toothpastes and toothbrushes I recommend. In this blog post, I will be talking about what you should look for when searching for a new toothpaste and/or toothbrush. Specifically, I will be talking about two new Arm & Hammer products that I have really been enjoying over the past few weeks!

Let’s start with toothpaste.

Toothpaste is essential because everyone uses it! Therefore, it is important for everyone to find a toothpaste that they enjoy. A wide variety of toothpastes exist, so how can you choose which one is the best for your teeth?  

It’s important to look at the ingredients. When I’m looking for a new toothpaste to use, I always check the ingredients list. A toothpaste that I am especially loving currently is Arm & Hammer’s Essentials Fluoride Toothpaste. This toothpaste, recommended for children over the age of six and adults, is great because it helps strengthen your enamel and has clinically proven benefits powered by all-natural baking soda. This is important because although it is not recommended for you to ingest toothpaste, you will often unintentionally do so, so you want to make sure that whatever you are swallowing is safe and natural!

The toothpaste is powered by 100% natural baking soda and contains 0.24% fluoride. Baking soda has been used for a very long time and we are always discovering new and amazing benefits of the ingredient. Baking soda is also amazing for your teeth because it is proven to fight against plaque due to its dissolving properties and pH neutralization. It can also help naturally whiten your teeth by removing surface stains caused by drinking tea and coffee, eating foods such as blueberries, as well as the normal aging process that causes our teeth to become more porous. I recommend anyone looking to incorporate baking soda into their oral care regimen use a baking soda toothpaste, such as Arm & Hammer’s Essentials Fluoride Toothpaste because it contains just the right amount, with the clinically proven benefits to safely and effectively clean your teeth.

Arm & Hammer’s Essentials Fluoride Toothpaste also contains fluoride. Fluoride is an extremely important ingredient for toothpastes because it helps protect our teeth by reducing tooth decay. Fluoride is ultimately the reason that we need to use toothpaste. Without it, we could just brush with regular water!


Another thing that I really enjoy about Arm & Hammer’s new toothpaste is the flavor. After using it for a few weeks, I can definitely say that there is a slight baking soda taste, but the fresh mint counteracts that taste and leaves my breath feeling fresh and clean.




Now, let’s talk about toothbrushes.


I always recommend for all of my patients to use a power toothbrush instead of a regular toothbrush. Arm & Hammer makes the Spinbrush that I highly recommend because, when used in combination with their Essentials Fluoride Toothpaste, it helps to control plaque buildup and protect against cavities and gingivitis.




Summary

Finding the proper toothpaste and toothbrush is essential for maintaining your oral health. Arm & Hammer’s new Essentials Fluoride Toothpaste is wonderful because it is powered by 100% natural baking soda and has numerous clinically proven benefits, such as reducing plaque buildup, strengthening your enamel and whitening your teeth. In addition, when used in combination with their Spinbrush, it can assist in fighting tooth decay and keeping your teeth feeling clean, shiny and healthy! Arm & Hammer has been a well-trusted brand for a long time, so I highly recommend and trust that their products are high-quality and safe!

I really hope that you all learned something new from this blog post and that you continue to stay safe during these very difficult and uncertain times. While most dental offices are closed for everyone’s safety, it is still important to maintain adequate oral health to keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime. Make sure you floss daily to prevent gum disease, ensure that your toothpaste contains fluoride to protect your teeth and prevent cavities, use a power toothbrush and visit your dental provider regularly as soon as you are able. Stay healthy!


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© 2018 by Allison Cuevas 

California Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice License #712