Dr. Lis Bradley, DDS wants patients to keep their permanent teeth for a lifetime and doing so begins with a proper oral hygiene routine. Think about oral care as you would think of a recipe. If you use low-quality ingredients, it won’t taste as good. If you don’t use the proper tools to give your mouth a thorough cleaning, then all of your hard work will go unnoticed. In this post, Dr. Bradley wants to discuss toothpaste. When it comes to choosing the toothpaste that is best for you, it’s important to consider your unique oral health needs such as:
- Anti-cavity: This type of toothpaste contains fluoride. Fluoride plays an active role in preventing decay, and it actively strengthens tooth enamel.
- Anti-gingivitis: If you spit blood in the sink, this is an early sign of gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease. Anti-gingivitis toothpaste help reduces oral bacteria and can be very effective at stopping gingivitis in its tracks.
- Desensitizing: If you’ve ever bit into an ice cream cone and felt a sharp pain in your tooth’s nerve, this type of toothpaste will provide relief by blocking the tooth’s pain signal to the nerve.
- Tartar-control: This toothpaste does exactly what it says, however, the best way to remove tartar is by scheduling a professional dental cleaning with one of our doctors.
If you have questions or concerns about oral care, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.lisbradleydds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lis Bradley, DDS in Brentwood, TN, call 615-778-0810.