Into The Thick Of It, The Skinny On Toothpaste

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This post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Dallas answers some common questions about toothpaste.

Why does toothpaste seem gritty?

The abrasive characteristic of toothpaste is to help with removing dental plaque and food from the surface of the teeth. Forceful brushing becomes unnecessary when the abrasives in the toothpaste can snag the mouth’s lingering bits of food and polish the enamel at the same time.

What’s with the strong minty flavors?

Minty flavors are used to encourage continued use of the paste and to freshen breath. However, toothpaste alone is not designed to cure bad breath.

While unflavored toothpastes exist, the world has also seen such flavors as peanut butter, iced tea, and ginger.

What is Fluoride’s place in a toothpaste?

Fluoride occurs in small amounts in plants, animals, and some natural water sources. It is championed for preventing decay and controlling gingivitis. Fluoride is included in many toothpastes to help prevent tooth decay.

How are toothpaste and flossing related?

Brushing and flossing help you avoid bacterial growth, tooth decay, and plaque build-up by simply removing chunks of food or substances that could break down the tooth.

Finally, what about the relationship between toothpaste and mouthwash?

The use of mouthwash cannot replace regular brushing and flossing. Mouthwash (or fluoride rinse) simply adds yet another powerful layer of defense against bacterial growth in the mouth.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we want all our patients to enjoy excellent dental health. That means brushing and flossing twice a day! We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today.

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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