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Combining toothpaste with a dentist-approved toothbrush significantly improves your ability to clean your smile. You may think that choosing an abrasive toothpaste to scour your teeth and food particles and plaque is enough, but there are many important factors in choosing the right toothpaste, and we can help you select the right product for your smile.

The first thing to look for in a brand of toothpaste is the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This symbol represents the product having passed significant tests and meeting the ADA’s rigorous guidelines for safety and efficacy.

If you have weakened tooth enamel, tooth sensitivity, or a high risk of tooth decay, you may want to consider a fluoride toothpaste, which helps to fortify the tooth enamel against these issues.

A nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish may be ideal for full and partial dentures, as well as a custom night guard or sports mouth guard. If you suffer from chronic dry mouth, look for a nonabrasive toothpaste that can also help to lessen your symptoms.

You can choose a whitening toothpaste that has a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide to reduce light surface stains, but moderate to deep tooth stains will most likely require whitening treatment.

For more information about how to choose the right toothpaste in Hutchinson, Kansas, you are welcome to contact Hutchinson Family Dental, Jay R. Stucky, DDS, PA at 620-663-9119 and schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Jay Stucky.