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It’s probably not something you think about, but the toothpaste you choose plays a pretty large role in the health of your teeth. Some toothpastes sport ingredients that sound nice, but when it comes down to it, they don’t do much to help your teeth.

So in order to help you buy the right toothpaste, our team here at Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry put this list together of things you need to look for in your toothpaste.

ADA Seal

The American Dental Association is the group that approves new dental procedures, sets rules, and encourages best practices among dentists. If a toothpaste doesn’t have the ADA seal of approval, then it hasn’t passed their rigorous testing standards.

Anti-gingivitis ingredients

Another must in your toothpaste are ingredients that stop the spread of gingivitis. Gingivitis is actually a very mild form of gum disease, and can cause red, swollen gums that bleed easily. If that happens to your gums, you need a toothpaste with anti-gingivitis ingredients.


The myths about fluoride are debunked. It’s good for your teeth, has been proven time and time again to prevent cavities, and even strengthens the enamel of your teeth.

If you have any questions about choosing the right toothpaste, or what Dr. Denver Palmer recommends, then don’t hesitate to call us today at (505) 327.0044 with your questions.