At this point, you have probably gotten very good at knowing just when you need a new toothbrush for your dental hygiene! However, something that may have continued to escape you even up until the present moment? You may not know how to know whether it’s time for new toothpaste! While this may be a topic that causes you to blush a bit because it seems very straightforward, our Rancho Cucamonga, CA team reminds you that this topic causes uncertainty for many patients. Fortunately, with some helpful clarity, you’ll know just how to keep this part of your smile-protection collection super fresh and effective, too!
One of the easiest ways to recognize that it’s time to go out to pick up a new tube of toothpaste is to keep up with the expiration date. Once it passes the date stamped as “best used by” on it, you are no longer getting the full effect. Head out to the store, start fresh, and you’ll be providing your oral health with the protection it needs from your daily dental hygiene.
The Flavor Upsets You
If you find that you’re disturbed, upset, or grossed out by the flavor of toothpaste that you use, try again with something new. Try and try again until you find something that you don’t find appalling or unpleasant in any way! Not a mint fan? Try cinnamon. As a result, you won’t ever feel the temptation to not brush simply because of the flavor.
You Find The Texture To Be Gross
On the same token, if you find that you respond much better to particular toothpaste textures, then don’t wait for the tube to become empty. Instead, start with a new one, so you can use it happily and never miss a dental hygiene session.
It Doesn’t Contain Fluoride
If you read your toothpaste ingredients and fluoride isn’t listed, start over with a product that does contain it! Your oral health depends on it for tooth decay prevention.
The ADA Hasn’t Approved It
Ask us about which toothpaste you should be using during your next checkup. In fact, ask us about any dental hygiene item and one of the factors we will mention will be the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This is something printed onto the packages of products that have been volunteered for rigorous testing by the American Dental Association and that have passed with flying colors! If your toothpaste isn’t really impressing you these days, reach for one that has been approved by the ADA!
Gather Information For Easier Smile Care Shopping
Ask us any questions you have about shopping for the dental care items that will help you keep your smile healthy. Remember that we are always pleased to help direct you down the correct pathway toward optimal oral health. Schedule a visit with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentist today by calling Stadium Dental and Orthodontics at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA and the surrounding communities.