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Your tube of toothpaste is running low, which means that it’s time to restock. There are so many types of toothpaste and you may not know which is best for your smile. Dr. Greg Cook and our team are happy to offer tips on choosing a toothpaste.

Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is a mineral that helps protect the teeth from cavities. Dentists recommend fluoride toothpaste for both adults and children. Fluoride toothpaste is especially helpful for those whose medication causes dry mouth or who have health issues that make them especially susceptible to tooth decay.

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth
Do your teeth tend to feel sensitive when you consume things that are hot or cold? The underlying cause of tooth sensitivity isn’t always easily apparent. Often, tooth sensitivity is caused by an exposed tooth root or weakened tooth enamel. Our dentist may recommend toothpaste for sensitive tooth to combat this.

Whitening Toothpaste
If you are yearning for a whiter, brighter smile, ask Dr. Greg Cook about whitening toothpaste. Some whitening toothpaste is more effective than others and our dentist can help with determining which type is best for your smile. Some whitening toothpastes use peroxide to fight stains and others use baking soda.

Tartar Control Toothpaste
Plaque that remains on the teeth hardens into tartar and can only be removed by a dental professional like a dentist or dental hygienist. If there is excess tartar in the mouth, gum disease could be the result. Some people are prone to quick tartar buildup. Tartar control toothpaste can aid them in their oral hygiene.

Contact our office today at 865-379-7555 to learn more and to set up an appointment with our dentist in Alcoa, Tennessee.