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Changing Your Flavor of Toothpaste Could Help You Monitor Your Brushing Better

Posted on 12/21/2020 by Robert Leale
Changing Your Flavor of Toothpaste Could Help You Monitor Your Brushing BetterDo you need to pay more attention to brushing your teeth? If so, switching out the flavor of your toothpaste offers a way to stay on top of your brushing routine.

How Changing Your Toothpaste's Flavor Can Help

Some patients tell us that they don't like the flavor of their regular fluoride toothpaste. They complain the taste is too “medicinal.” At least, that is the reason they give us for not brushing as much as they should. If you are put off by the taste of your toothpaste, switching it out for one that tastes better may give you the incentive you need to brush twice a day. You can find toothpastes that contain fluoride that contain peppermint, wintergreen, and cinnamon flavoring. However, just make sure that the toothpaste you choose has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Other toothpastes, that contain more exotic flavors, may clean your teeth, but may be too abrasive or contain ingredients that are not ADA approved.

Choosing a Flavor You Like

When selecting a toothpaste flavor, find one that will freshen your breath that suits your preferences. While some people like cinnamon, others do not think it sufficiently freshens their breath. Therefore, many adults like the minty brands of toothpaste featured on the market. With respect to choosing a flavor for kids, you might opt for a fruity flavor, as long as the toothpaste is, again, ADA-approved. Sometimes, minty flavors can be a bit overwhelming for children. Therefore, flavors, such as bubble gum or strawberry, get kids into the habit of brushing regularly.

Make brushing something that your family does daily. You can make it happen, just by making a switch in your toothpaste. Find a toothpaste that is both palatable and recommended by the ADA. In the meantime, give us a call for a dental cleaning and exam. Take a proactive stance when caring for your gums and teeth.

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