More Choices Every Day

By Kendra L. Patterson, DMD | Dental Clinic

Apr 24

As the brand names have continued to improve the efficiency and appeal of their products, toothpastes have evolved to include more flavors and characteristics than ever before. Today you can find formulas to relieve extreme sensitivity, fight cavities and whiten your teeth.

Gum disease is the most common cause of premature tooth loss among the adult population throughout the US. If the disease is allowed to advance it will eventually lead to the deterioration of the structure of the jawbone that is necessary to support the teeth. There are toothpastes on the market now that have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval qualifying them as a preventive to reduce the risk for gum disease by eliminating the buildup of bacterial plaque.

When plaque is left on the teeth for too long a time it will calcify into a harder substance known as tartar which can only be removed by a dental hygienist’s tools. Daily brushing and flossing is the only way to remove plaque before it has time to solidify but it’s easy to miss a spot even when you think you have brushed thoroughly. Now there is a professional plaque identifying toothpaste that can help. After you brush the toothpaste leaves a trace of color to denote the places on your teeth where plaque remains.

Ask more about how to remove plaque and prevent gum disease at your next appointment with Kendra L. Patterson, DMD. Call 303-722-9504 today.

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