Dr. Carol Ford’s Toothpaste Guide

phoenix_cosmetic_dentistWhile almost all Phoenix cosmetic dentists will recommend that you brush your teeth with toothpaste twice a day, the exact brands recommended can vary from practitioner to practitioner. That falls in line with a survey that indicates that while two-thirds of all dentists agree that some toothpastes are more effective than others at preventing oral disease, a majority do not agree overall on which brand is “the” best.

Dr. Carol Ford, a leading Phoenix cosmetic dentist, has four brands of toothpaste she recommends to patients. Each one is helpful for specific conditions and can help patients meet specific treatment goals.

Dr. Ford’s Toothpaste Recommendations

  1. CariFree – Dr. Ford recommends this brand to patients who need extra help preventing cavities and tooth decay, and those suffering from dry mouth.
  2. OxyFresh – This brand is especially good for patients who experience halitosis (bad breath) and for those who need an extra gentle, less abrasive paste.
  3. AquaFresh – This is a brand Dr. Ford likes to recommend to a broad cross-section of patients because it is available at most grocery stores, and because it comes in numerous formulations designed to do everything from whiten teeth to reduce sensitivity.
  4. Sensodyne – This brand was developed specifically to reduce dental sensitivity. She is comfortable recommending it because it has been on the market for many years. It is also one that and nine out of ten of her dental peers also recommends.

Whatever toothpaste is chosen for daily use should carry the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The seal indicates that the toothpaste has met the ADA criteria for safety and effectiveness after rigorous laboratory testing.

“My Phoenix cosmetic dentist peers and I agree on the fact that quality matters when choosing a toothpaste,” Dr. Ford says. “Be a discerning consumer so you can get the best value and results!”

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