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Do you know all there is to know about toothpaste? If not, now is your time to learn! The more you know about toothpaste and other oral hygiene tools, the better. In fact, knowing facts about toothpaste can help you have a more effective, safe, and proper oral hygiene routine. So, our dentist, Dr. Jason Nicoletti, is happy to tell you more about toothpaste by sharing some toothpaste facts:

-It’s best to use fluoride toothpaste. This is because fluoride strengthens the tooth enamel and helps it fight bacteria.

-Whitening and tartar-control toothpaste can irritate your gums if they are extremely sensitive. Using these pastes can increase gum recession and promote tooth sensitivity.

-It’s best to avoid rinsing immediately after brushing. Letting the toothpaste soak into the enamel gives the enamel time to toughen up.

-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.

For more information and details about toothpaste in Poughkeepsie, New York, please contact Nicoletti Dental Group today at 845.452.8410. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!