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Your tube of toothpaste is running low, which means that it’s time to restock. However, there are so many types of toothpaste that you may not know which is best for your smile or your children’s smiles. Dr. Garth Collins and our team are happy to offer tips on choosing a toothpaste that will meet your needs.

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth
Do your teeth tend to feel sensitive when you eat or drink things that are hot or cold? The underlying cause of tooth sensitivity isn’t always obvious. Often, tooth sensitivity is caused by an exposed tooth root or weakened tooth enamel. Our dentist may recommend toothpaste for sensitive tooth to combat this until the cause can be addressed.

Toothpaste for Children
Teaching your children how to brush his or her teeth is an important step in their dental health. When your young child is learning to properly brush, choose a toothpaste that is safe to swallow. Child toothpaste contains no fluoride and comes in a variety of exciting flavors and colors.

Whitening Toothpaste
If you are yearning for a whiter, more radiant smile, ask Dr. Garth Collins about whitening toothpaste. Some whitening toothpaste is more effective than others and our doctor can help you determine which type is best for your smile. Some whitening toothpastes use peroxide to fight stains and others use baking soda.

Tartar Control Toothpaste
Plaque that remains on the teeth hardens into tartar and can only be removed by a dental professional like a dentist or dental hygienist. If there is excess tartar in the mouth, gum disease could result. Some people are prone to quick tartar buildup and tartar control toothpaste can aid them in their oral hygiene.

We invite you to contact our office at 916.985.2550 to learn more and to set up an appointment with our doctor in Folsom, California.