Into the Thick of It – The Skinny on Toothpaste

Categories: Dental Health

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Welcome to our blog, Birmingham! I’m excited about how much I have to share with you about toothpaste and oral hygiene in the short time we have together. Enjoy!

Why does toothpaste seem gritty?
The abrasive nature of toothpaste is to aid in removing dental plaque and food from the surface of the teeth. Rough brushing is unnecessary for Birmingham dental patients when the abrasives in the toothpaste can snag the mouth’s lingering food particles and polish the enamel at the same time.

What’s with the strong minty options?
Minty flavorants are used to encourage continued use of the paste and to freshen breath. However, powerful toothpaste alone is not designed to cure halitosis (bad breath) for Birmingham men and women affected. While unflavored toothpastes exist, the world has also seen such flavors as peanut butter, iced tea, and ginger. To treat halitosis, it is best to avoid periodontal disease and to also brush bacteria from far back on the tongue. Removing the source is critical and more effective than covering it up with minty flavorings.

What is Fluoride’s place in a toothpaste?
Fluoride occurs in small amounts in plants, animals, and some natural water sources. It is championed by health-conscious Birmingham residents for preventing tooth decay and controlling gingivitis. Fluoride-containing compounds are present in many toothpastes to add another important dimension to the oral hygiene regimen for preventing decay.

How are toothpaste and flossing related?

Flossing regularly in conjunction with toothbrushing helps with averting bacterial growth, tooth decay, and plaque buildup by simply removing chunks of food or substances that could break down the tooth.

Finally, what about the relationship between toothpaste and mouthwash?
The use of mouthwash cannot replace regular brushing and flossing. Mouthwash simply adds yet another dynamic layer of defense against bacterial growth in the mouth.

Dr. J. Paul Koch and the staff at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry want to encourage a committed, consistent approach to dental hygiene.

We are located nearby:
2311 Highland Ave S, Ste 323
Birmingham, AL 35205

If you need information about dental implants, restorations, veneers, or crowns, call us today! If smile restoration and cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry have crossed your mind, we’re here.

205-933-0323
We are proud to serve Birmingham, Alabama.

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