Putting the Squeeze on Toothpaste

Why is brushing with it important? Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons: Toothpaste and proper brushing action work to remove plaque—a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on teeth and causes cavities and gum disease. Toothpaste contains fluoride, which makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay. Ingredients to clean and polish teeth remove stains over time. It freshens the breath and leaves your mouth with a clean feeling! What type of toothpaste should I use? As long as your toothpaste contains fluoride, the brand you buy really doesn't matter. Whether it's a paste or gel (or even powder form) all fluoride toothpastes work effectively to fight plaque and cavities, as well as clean and polish [...]