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Adding toothpaste to your soft-bristled toothbrush when brushing your teeth improves its efficiency at removing food matter, plaque, and other bacterial deposits from the faces of your teeth. At the same time, there are some brands of toothpaste that have been specially formulated to address a specific dental need.

To better help you select the right toothpaste for you and your family, Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr. and the dental specialists at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC offer the following insights.

The first factor to consider is to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the toothpaste has been researched and tested to meet stringent guidelines for safety and effectiveness in an oral hygiene routine.

Nonabrasive toothpastes such as denture polish are called for to clean dentures. Some nonabrasive toothpastes are formulated to help mitigate symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth. They might also be called for to help freshen and maintain a removable mouthpiece, such as a mouthguard, night guard or snore guard.

Whitening toothpastes are popular for removing surface stains from the teeth in your smile. Most use a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide. This means they will not be strong enough to remove moderate and deep stains on teeth.

There are also special toothpastes formulated to mitigate the effects of tooth sensitivity and dry mouth. Just keep in mind that they are meant to reduce the impact of the symptoms. Using them on a daily basis should not be considered as a long-term treatment plan.

If you have a specific dental need that needs to be addressed by a new brand of toothpaste in Port Jefferson Station, New York, you can always call 631-928-2020 to speak to a member of our staff.