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Selecting the best toothpaste for your family

We are often asked what brand or type of toothpaste we recommend to patients. With all the selections and features out there it’s easier to choose a new car than a tube of toothpaste.

So here is a bit of info on your options when it comes to picking your next toothpaste.

Why use toothpaste?

Well, first of all its minty freshness or tasty flavor provides an incentive to brushing your teeth – which is the most important. The truth is that most of the hard work is done by the toothbrush, not the toothpaste. The mechanical action of the brush removes plaque, food, and bacteria from the teeth. The toothpaste assists the toothbrush by acting as an abrasive – making it easier for the brush to do its job.

Toothpaste helps fight bad breath. But again, it’s the removal of plaque, food, and bacteria by the toothbrush that fights bad breath over time, the freshness of the toothpaste’s flavor is a temporary fix.

Look for a brand with added fluoride

Most, if not all brands of toothpaste contain fluoride. Fluoride is used to fight cavities and strengthen teeth. We recommend you use toothpaste with fluoride, and supervise your children when they brush so that they do not swallow large amounts.

Toothpaste for sensitive teeth

If you have sensitive teeth look for a brand of toothpaste that contains potassium nitrate. Potassium nitrate helps reduce the sensitivity of teeth, and can be found in a number of different brands of toothpaste – the most common being Sensodyne.

Choose one you like

As mentioned earlier, the most important part of oral hygiene is making sure that you brush your teeth. Choosing a brand of toothpaste that tastes and feels good makes it more likely that you will continue regular brushing. So try a few until you find the one that works best for you and your family.

Look for the Canadian Dental Association seal

The Canadian Dental Association recognizes certain products that they have identified as being beneficial to the oral health of consumers. Look for this seal when you are selecting toothpaste, gum, toothbrushes, or mouthwash. A full list of products with the seal can be found on the CDA website.

Of course, if you have any questions about yours or your family’s oral health, ask your hygienist during your next visit.

Crescent Heights Dental Clinic
#113, 831 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, AB T2E 3J8

Phone:
403-276-3660
Email:
info@crescentdental.ca

Hours of Operation:
Mon: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thurs: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to WELCOME YOU BACK ! We are practicing SAFE DENTISTRY!

Rest assured that we have taken steps above what was required. After all, your health is our highest priority. We are finally OPEN and look forward to seeing you again soon!

OUR NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL:

  • When we speak with you regarding your appointment, we will be asking you additional screening questions. Patients who exhibit any symptoms will need to postpone their treatment.
  • When you arrive to your appointment, please wait in your car until your appointment time and bring as little as possible into the office with you.
  • If you have a mask or face covering, we encourage you to wear one to your appointment.
  • We will ask that you sanitize/wash your hands with soap and water upon entering the office and before leaving.
  • There will be a consent form for patients to sign upon arrival and we want you to know that the guidelines in place currently have staff member signing off on a daily consent that ensures they are ready and prepared to provide treatment in the safest possible way.

We want to assure everyone that our office takes the safety and health of our patients, their families, team members and doctors very seriously. Although our operations will be slightly different today than they were previously, we are excited to finally welcome you all back in a slow and safe manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.

Sincerely,
Your Dental Team