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Toothpaste has come a long way since it was first created. Toothpastes today are made to meet your every dental hygiene need and they come in a variety of flavors. However, because there are so many types of toothpaste available, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you or your family. Dr. David Barry and our team are happy to recommend a toothpaste that will aid you in your dental health needs. Some common toothpaste types include:

Fluoride Toothpaste

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and helps protect the teeth against decay. Fluoride toothpaste is recommended for both children and adults.

Toothpaste for Children

There are toothpastes available that are made just for children. Children’s toothpaste comes in many tasty flavors. If your child is under two years old, choose a toothpaste that is safe to swallow. These toothpastes are fluoride-free, have a mild flavor, and don’t contain preservatives or artificial colors.

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

If eating ice cream or drinking hot drinks hurt your teeth, toothpaste for sensitive teeth may be a good choice for you. Toothpaste for sensitive teeth provides relief.

Tartar Control

The plaque that forms on the teeth hardens into tartar over time. Once tartar has formed, only a professional cleaning can remove it. If you are prone to quick tartar buildup, tartar control toothpaste may be for you.

We encourage you to contact Barry Family Dental at 801-226-0441 to learn more about types of toothpaste and to schedule a visit with our dentist in Orem, Utah.