Toothpastes that Dr. Ford Recommends

Choosing a toothpaste to meet your dental goals!

Phoenix_DentistPhoenix cosmetic dentist Dr. Carol Ford is frequently asked by patients which brand of toothpaste to use. “It’s understandable that people have questions,” she says. “It’s not always clear which toothpaste brands are effective.”

The right toothpaste, along with the right toothbrush, aids daily oral hygiene by removing plaque, the film of bacteria that forms on our teeth and gums. Toothpastes may contain mild abrasives to remove stains, fluoride to strengthen dental enamel, and flavoring agents that improve the taste of the product while not promoting tooth decay.

Dr. Ford recommends the following toothpastes to her clients:

  1. CariFree. This brand is a good choice for patients who are at increased risk of tooth decay and cavities, especially those who are suffering from dry mouth or xerostomia.
  2. OxyFresh. Dr. Ford notes that she and her Phoenix cosmetic dentist peers recommend this brand because it is gentle on teeth, contains ingredients that combat bad breath, and it is concentrated – meaning that a little bit of it goes a long way, providing an exceptional value for the money.
  3. Aqua Fresh. Easy to find at the grocery store, Aqua Fresh comes in an assortment of formulations that can help meet goals such as whitening teeth or reducing sensitivity.
  4. Sensodyne. This toothpaste, specifically developed to reduce dental sensitivity, has been on the market for many years and enjoys the recommendation of nine out of 10 dentists.

An important factor to consider when evaluating a toothpaste is to look for the American Dental Association seal of approval. The ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs conducts laboratory tests on toothpastes to ensure they meet basic standards of safety and effectiveness.

It’s easy to get confused about toothpastes, with the enormous number of choices available. Your cosmetic dentist, in Phoenix or elsewhere, can help you match your treatment and personal goals with the product that’s right for you.

 

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