One misconception among most adults is that using a brush-full amount of toothpaste provides more protection against oral infections. The truth is excessive use of toothpaste may not only cause tooth discoloration, but also decay; this is due to high levels of fluoride in most toothpaste, which easily mixes with other oral minerals that are harmful to your teeth. Excess fluoride can cause tooth infections by forming plaques that may consequently develop into tartar.
What Is The Right Amount of Toothpaste?
Generally, we recommend using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste, which is efficient in cleaning your teeth and effectively improve your oral health. Our dental experts may also advise you to use your toothpaste during your dental examination to help prevent or control oral disorders and tooth infections.
Why Use The Right Amount of Toothpaste
Regularly using the right amount of fluoride toothpaste will protect your teeth from decay in the early stages of decay, strengthen the tooth, and heal exposed oral tissues. Similarly, teeth-whitening toothpaste will ensure that you have a better and brighter smile. The cleansers and abrasives present in the toothpaste may also clean and reduce stains' effects on your teeth. Using the right amount of toothpaste for sensitive teeth is also crucial in lowering your teeth' response to hot or cold substances. There is special toothpaste for smokers that cleanses tobacco stains from the tooth surface (caused by the accumulation of tar on the teeth). Finally, it keeps your breathe fresh, depending on the flavor you've chosen.
Our professionals advocate for the regular use of a small amount of toothpaste for your oral well-being. Doing so and using the right toothpaste will go a long way in maintaining your oral health. You can reach us at our offices for more information on what amount of toothpaste is vital for your dental health.
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