Toothpaste: Questions That Embarrass You A Bit!

We have learned over the years that even very simple questions that we’ve never considered embarrassing can turn even the boldest of our patients into a shy wallflower! If you have a question about dental hygiene products like toothpaste, please remember that we will be happy to answer them. Furthermore, the more you know, the better equipped you are to care for your grin!

Questions and Answers

Question: I sometimes find that certain minty or other very strong toothpaste products are too tingly or uncomfortable for my smile. Does this mean something is wrong? Do I need to just toughen up?

Answer: Some patients’ smiles are more sensitive to mint, cinnamon, etc., than others! If your toothpaste is too strongly flavored, find one that is gentler. It will make your dental hygiene experience much more enjoyable. (Note: If you find that hygiene is painful or uncomfortable, bring this to our attention soon during a visit!).

Question: When I was younger, I assumed that swallowing my toothpaste when I was done brushing would give me fresher breath. Is this a good habit?

Answer: Nope! If your smile is clean, then that is where the fresh breath is coming from. Swallowing paste will not help you (though, if you swallow a lot, it could upset your stomach). Skip this! If you’re having issues with fresh breath, tell us. You may require dental care!

Question: I have no idea which toothpaste to buy. I see so many options that I just feel overwhelmed. Can you help?

Answer: In short, as long as the product has fluoride, it has officially been approved by the American Dental Association, and it doesn’t include any harsh ingredients that will scrape up your enamel (abrasives), then you’re good! For further details, please feel free to ask during your next appointment!

Choose Toothpaste With Our Helpful Hints

Need help with choosing toothpaste or other products for your smile? Go ahead and let us know, so we may help you out with the process! Call our Cleveland Family Dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.