The Toothpaste Test



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The American Dental Association (ADA) was created in 1859 for the purpose of promoting good oral health to the public and also to represent the dental profession. This group is the oldest in the world and carries with its name great prestige. You can be confident that products sold for the purpose of dental hygiene that bear the ADA stamp of approval contain quality ingredients. Keeping this information in mind should help you when deciding which brand of toothpaste is the best for your teeth.

Toothpaste itself has been around in some form or another since the time of the ancient Greeks, although its recipe has been continually changed and improved. Today there are over 10 quality brands of toothpaste made, which can make purchasing the right toothpaste overwhelming. Reading the labels of any brand there are a few key items to look for.

Firstly, your toothpaste must wear the ADA stamp of approval. This will guarantee the safety and quality of the toothpaste has been tested and controlled. Second, the toothpaste must contain fluoride. Fluoride helps fight plaque buildup and prevent cavities, as well as polishes your teeth. Third, if you have sensitive teeth look for a toothpaste that contains strontium chloride or potassium nitrate, these ingredients will protect the teeth that are connected to your nerves causing those hot or cold sensations to occur. If you follow these guidelines your toothpaste brand name does not matter so long as the above requirements are met. Do not be overwhelmed or swayed by creative packaging, simply make an informed choice and your dental hygiene will be strong.