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Your tube of toothpaste is running low, which means that it’s time to restock. There are so many types of toothpaste and you may not know which is best for your smile or your children’s smiles. Drs. Cleereman and Veizaj and our team are happy to offer tips on choosing a toothpaste.

Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is a mineral that helps protect the teeth from decay. Dentists recommend fluoride toothpaste for both children and adults. Fluoride toothpaste is especially helpful for those whose medication causes dry mouth or who have health issues that make them especially susceptible to tooth decay.

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth
Do your teeth tend to feel sensitive when you eat or drink things that are hot or cold? The underlying cause of tooth sensitivity isn’t always obvious. Often, tooth sensitivity is caused by an exposed tooth root or weakened tooth enamel. Our dentists may recommend toothpaste for sensitive teeth to combat this.

Toothpaste for Children
Teaching your children to brush his or her teeth is an important step in their oral health. When your young child is learning to properly brush, choose a toothpaste that is safe to swallow. Child toothpaste contains no fluoride and comes in a variety of fun flavors and colors.

Whitening Toothpaste
If you are yearning for a whiter, brighter smile, ask Drs. Cleereman and Veizaj about whitening toothpaste. Some whitening toothpaste is more effective than others and our dentists can help with determining which type is best for your smile. Some whitening toothpastes use peroxide to fight stains and others use baking soda.

Tartar Control Toothpaste
Plaque that remains on the teeth hardens into tartar and can only be removed by a dental professional like a dentist or dental hygienist. If there is excess tartar in the mouth, gum disease could be the result. Some people are prone to quick tartar buildup and tartar control toothpaste can aid them in their oral hygiene.

We welcome you to contact Wyandotte Family Dental today at 734-282-2019 to learn more and to set up an appointment with our dentists in Wyandotte, Michigan.