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Would you be surprised to learn that people have been using toothpaste since the 1800s? Granted, this toothpaste was flavorless and came in a jar. Fortunately, there are a number of toothpaste options that have been made since then to meet a variety of needs. Still, how can you choose the ideal toothpaste for you?

As you may have heard, some toothpastes have fluoride in them, which actually strengthen your pearly whites and help you prevent tooth decay. You could also get a prescription for toothpaste with a higher concentration of fluoride, designed to remineralize your teeth and help you avoid decay. Many toothpastes are also made for children who don’t know how to spit. This is important because fluoride shouldn’t be swallowed. Luckily, these toothpastes don’t have fluoride and come in several flavors.

You could also choose toothpastes designed for individuals who have sensitive teeth. In other words, if you’re ever afraid to eat ice cream or to drink anything too hot, this type of toothpaste could give you long lasting relief. These toothpastes are also useful because they can include whitening ingredients and fluoride. You could also choose toothpastes specifically made to whiten your teeth.

Would you like to learn more about any of these kinds of toothpaste? Are you interested in learning more about caring for your teeth in Chicago, Illinois? If so, please feel free to call Magnificent Mile Family Dental at 312-280-0034. Our dentist, Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe, and the rest of our team will be happy to answer any of your questions. We’re excited to receive your call.