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What Is the Best Toothpaste for Our Whole Family?

Posted on 6/3/2024 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
A selection of toothpasteWe know you are looking for ways to save money on your budget, and everyday hygiene products are expensive. In the past, you may have purchased different kinds of toothpaste for different members of your family. You may be looking for a way to save money by buying hygiene products such as toothpaste in bulk. Here are some suggestions for a great toothpaste type for your family, as well as information about people in your family who may need a different toothpaste.

Great Toothpastes for the Entire Family

If you want to purchase one type of toothpaste for everyone in your family, here are some suggestions for a good general-purpose toothpaste. The most important ingredient in your toothpaste is fluoride. This mineral has been used for nearly a century to keep teeth hard and repel bacteria. If you want to lower the risk that someone in your family will get a cavity, you may want to look for toothpaste that has two types of fluoride to give their teeth as much help repelling cavities as possible. You may also want to keep the teeth as hard as possible by looking for a toothpaste that also contains calcium and phosphorous, which help to keep their teeth strong.

Some families use a multisymptom toothpaste to keep teeth hard and repel gum disease. If you are looking for a toothpaste that fights gum disease, find one with triclosan and stannous fluoride. The triclosan acts directly on the bacteria to keep their numbers low, and the fluoride helps to keep bacteria from infecting the gums.

Who Should Not Use the Family Toothpaste?

While a general toothpaste is excellent for most people in your family, there are family members who cannot use the same toothpaste. First, very young children should not use regular toothpaste because it contains fluoride levels that could stain their teeth. There are tubes of toothpaste available for infants and toddlers. Once your young child reaches school age, it is time to switch them to regular toothpaste.

If you are unsure which toothpaste is right for your family, let us help. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

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