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Do you want to know more about toothpaste? If so, our dentist, Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry, is more than happy to help you. The more you know about toothpaste, the better. In fact, knowing all about toothpaste can help you make sure you are using the best and most effective product for your smile. So, to teach you all about toothpaste, our dentist is happy to share some facts:

-It’s strongly recommended to use toothpaste that contains fluoride. This is because fluoride is a natural mineral that helps you have strong and healthy teeth. In fact, it strengthens the enamel and helps keep cavities at bay.

-There are toothpastes that tend to irritate sensitive gums, like whitening and tartar-control toothpaste. Using these pastes can cause gum recession and tooth sensitivity.

-If you can wait to rinse with water after brushing, do it. The longer the paste sits on your teeth, the better. This is because the fluoride has more time to strengthen the tooth enamel.

-Children and adults shouldn’t use the same toothpaste. In fact, kids should use non-fluoride, swallow-safe toothpaste until they learn how to spit the toothpaste out and until their teeth are mature enough to handle the fluoride.

-The first toothpaste recipe was created back in the 4th Century AD by an Egyptian scribe.

Do you have any questions about toothpaste in Houston, Texas? If so, our dental team is happy to help you. All you need to do is contact TLN Family Dental at (713) 723-2600 at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!