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The time has come to purchase more toothpaste. You may be intimidated by this chore. With so many types of toothpastes available, how do you know which is the right choice? Generally speaking, choose a toothpaste with the ADA seal. Beyond that, choose the type of toothpaste that meets your specific needs or those of your family. Below are some common choices:

Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens the tooth enamel, thus helping protect the teeth from cavities. Dentists recommend fluoride toothpaste for both adults and children. Toothpaste that contains fluoride is especially helpful for those with dry mouth or who are prone to tooth decay.

Tartar Control Toothpaste
Plaque that is not removed from the teeth hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. If excess tartar forms on the teeth, periodontal disease can be the result. Preventing tartar should be high on your list of dental priorities. If you need help in this endeavor, consider tartar control toothpaste.

Sensitive Teeth Toothpaste
Does eating or drinking hot or cold things hurt your teeth? In many cases, tooth sensitivity doesn’t have an obvious cause. However, tooth sensitivity often occurs because of weakened tooth enamel or an exposed tooth root. Dr. Zoya Yadgarov may recommend toothpaste for sensitive teeth in cases like this.

Whitening Toothpaste
If you yearn for a whiter, brighter smile, whitening toothpaste might be the right choice for you. Talk to our dentist in New York, New York, to decide which type of whitening toothpaste is best for you.

Please contact Art of Dentistry PC at 212-535-3226 today for more information and to schedule your next visit.