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When you get up to brush your teeth in the morning – and again before bed each night – you’re likely in enough of a hurry that you don’t look at what type of toothpaste you grab. You just hope you don’t mix it up with a tube of lotion, right?

Well, though many people don’t know this, the choice of toothpaste you use can have a direct impact on your oral health. This isn’t something that’s common knowledge, though, which is why our team put this piece together.

Why does it matter?
If you have any sort of oral health problems that tend to linger (bad breath, plaque buildup, prone to gingivitis, etc.,) then you can actually use a certain type of toothpaste that can help combat those problems. For example, if you know that you’re prone to plaque buildup more than the average person, a toothpaste advertised as “plaque fighting” is going to be a great choice for your oral health.

Does brand matter?
The only cases in which the brand of toothpaste matters is if it doesn’t have the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval. To get the ADA seal of approval, a product must be tested and confirmed by the ADA that the product does exactly what it advertises to do. Look for the ADA seal and any choice you make will be a good one.

While it may seem to be a simple – and ineffective – choice, the right toothpaste can make a big difference in your overall oral health. To get the recommendation of Dr. Nils Sandstrom for your needs, call us today at 708-388-2500.