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Selecting a Tube of Toothpaste? Here’s What to Look For

Posted on January 6th, 2018

If you’re in the oral hygiene aisle at the store looking for the perfect tube of toothpaste for your smile, our dentist, Dr. Daniel McKay, DDS, is happy to help you. There are certain characteristics you should look for to ensure a top-notch paste that can help you and your smile. Those characteristics are:

  • ADA approval: The American Dental Association Seal of Approval is a logo that is printed on the packaging of many toothbrushes, toothpastes, dental floss, and more. This logo means the product is safe and effective for your smile. It’s best to choose a paste that has this approval.
  • Fluoride: Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps your teeth more than you might realize. The fluoride strengthens the tooth enamel and helps prevent cavities and enamel erosion. If you choose a paste that has fluoride, it can help you maintain a top-notch and healthy smile.
  • The necessary characteristics: Make sure to choose a paste that meets your needs. For example, if you want whiter teeth, select whitening toothpaste that cleans and enhances your smile. If you have sensitive teeth, select desensitizing toothpaste.

To learn more about how to select the right toothpaste in Seattle, Washington, please reach out to McKay Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry today at . Our dental team will be happy to give you the tips you need to select the right paste for you and your smile. We look forward to talking with you!

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Written by Daniel McKay, DDS

Dr. McKay is the dentist for the Seattle University athletics department. He is also a proud fellow of the International Dental Implant Association. Since 1993, Dr. McKay has established himself as one of the finest dentists in Seattle with praise from his patients and respect from his colleagues.

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