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Toothpaste is an important element in the twice-daily brushing of your teeth. Many brands are formulated with special micro-abrasives to help scour plaque and food material from the faces of your teeth. At the same time, there are other toothpaste brands that include special ingredients to help address a specific or special dental need.

To help you shop for a new brand of toothpaste in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dr. Kenneth Pollary offers these insights.

Fluoride toothpaste helps strengthen tooth enamel. This can be very beneficial for preventing tooth decay and reducing tooth sensitivity.

A nonabrasive toothpaste, such as denture polish, can be helpful for cleaning and maintaining removable dental work. This is especially helpful if you have dentures. Some nonabrasive toothpastes are also formulated to help mitigate symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth.

Whitening toothpastes can help if you’ve been struggling to improve a stained or yellow smile. While they can remove minor surface stains, the hydrogen peroxide whitening agents in the paste will not be potent enough to remove moderate and deep stains on teeth.

If you’re struggling with more significant staining problems, you will likely need a dental bleaching treatment at Pollary Family Dentistry. The professional tools, techniques and whitening agents we use are the only things strong enough to fully whiten your smile.

If you are shopping for a new brand of toothpaste and you have a question, you can always call 719-591-0750 to speak to a member of our Pollary Family Dentistry staff.