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The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day as the first step of an effective, daily oral hygiene routine. Along with flossing once each day, this will help to remove plaque and food particles from your mouth and prevent tartar from hardening on your teeth.

Finding the right brand of toothpaste will help your family to brush regularly. It’s worth noting that not all brands of toothpaste are created equally. Some only have cosmetic value, while others have been specially formulated to meet a special dental need.

You should only consider a toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal is reserved for oral hygiene products that have been researched and tested to meet strict guidelines set by the ADA. The small logo printed on the packaging certifies that the product is considered safe and effective for use in a daily oral hygiene routine.

A brand of toothpaste that includes mild abrasives and added fluoride is most common in American households. The abrasive component helps to scour away plaque and food material from the various contours of your teeth. And added fluoride helps to maintain the mineral strength of your tooth enamel to better resist cavities.

If you live in the Beaver, Pennsylvania, area and you need help finding the right toothpaste for your family, you can always call 724-775-4860 to consult with Dr. Pam Crumrine and the staff at Pamela Crumrine DDS.