How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

There are many different kinds of toothpaste and not every kind fits every family’s needs.  If you want to choose the best toothpaste for your family you need to compare all the options there are.

Children’s T18817562-toothpasteoothpastes  – Watch out because many of the bubble gum or candy flavored toothpastes actually contain toxic ingredients such as fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate and saccharin.  Even though fluoride is important in fighting cavities, it can be toxic if swallowed in large quantities. When searching for children’s toothpaste you want to look at the ingredient list and ask your dentist if you have any concerns.

Sensitive Teeth Toothpaste – If you or someone in your family suffers from sensitive teeth one of the most effective ways to treat it is by using a sensitive tooth toothpaste.

Fluoride Toothpaste – Fluoride is a common ingredient in toothpaste and is effective in fighting tooth decay.  As mentioned above, be sure not to swallow large amounts.  This is why it is more risky for children’s toothpastes.

You can learn even more about toothpaste if you want to read this article: A Guide to Choosing the Right Toothpaste |JohnCarsonDDS.Com

Cheese and Dairy May Fight Cavities

Cheese and dairy have been a long-time pivotal player in our food pyramid. But Medical News Today reports that according to a new study in General Dentistry journal, cheese and dairy products may actually help fight off cavities. The study looked at a tooth’s pH levels in comparison to plaque and cavity development of 68 study samples ranging from ages 12-15.

Read more about the study and how cheese and dairy can help your teeth here.


3 Surprising Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Reader’s digest breaks down three ways that can help aid your journey to healthy teeth that may not be so well known.  Here’s what they said.

Most of us know that sugary foods are a cavity-magnet. And to avoid them if we want to avoid cavities.  But did you know that some foods may actually be able to help prevent cavities as well?  And the ending a meal with certain foods can also help.  For example, eating aged cheese right after eating can help prevent cavities. As well as chewing gum, but make sure it’s sugarless! Chewing gum encourages salivation which helps the mouth flush out both food particles and acid that can weaken the enamel.  So on that note, here are food groups and types that can influence the health of your teeth, either positively or negatively.

  • INCREASE consumption of:

– Dairy foods loaded with calcium. Such as low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese.

–  Fresh fruits and vegetables. This helps you get the vitamins A and C while also promoting chewing, which helps healthy gums.

– Tea, a good source of fluoride.

  • DECREASE consumption of:                                                     biting a lemon

– Foods that get stuck in between your teeth, like dried fruits.

  • AVOID:

– Sweets. Both in the form of a drink or food/snack.

– Acidic drinks, especially sipping them steadily for a longer time.