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Toothpaste has been around for quite some time now. Dating back to almost 3000 BC, toothpaste has come a long way. Today we are going to give you an inside look at toothpaste and what you should look for next time you’re at the store.

What exactly is toothpaste? Toothpaste, also known as dentifrice, is an essential part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Toothpaste today comes in a variety of forms. From pastes to gels, there is a wide selection for you to choose from. Toothpaste can improve the mechanical brushing and cleaning power of a toothbrush.

Even with the variety of toothpastes on the market today, there are some ingredients that are common among them all. These include: abrasive agents that help remove food, plaque and some stains from your teeth, flavoring, detergents, thickeners and humectants for moisture retention.

One of the more important ingredients that you should look for at the store is fluoride. Fluoride helps remove plaque and helps prevent tooth decay by strengthening the tooth’s enamel. Today there are toothpastes that can help reduce tooth sensitivity, improve tooth strength and improve the appearance of teeth by whitening them.

It’s important to practice good oral hygiene practices now by brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily and visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings. Call our office today to schedule yours at 228-388-4519!