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How Important is Toothpaste?

Brushing your teeth is one of the most important elements in your dental care routine, and using the right toothpaste is essential.

We all know that the scrubbing action of tooth brushing is a key factor in keeping our mouths healthy. But have you ever wondered what role toothpaste itself plays in the entire "tooth-brushing" scenario? Here are the top reasons toothpaste is terrific:

1. Toothpaste and a proper brushing action work to remove plaque--a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth and causes cavities, gum disease and eventual tooth loss--if not controlled!

2. Toothpaste contains that all-important "fluoride," which beefs up the entire tooth structure, making it more resistant to decay. Fluoride also promotes re-mineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage can even be seen.

3. Special ingredients in toothpaste help to clean and polish teeth and remove stains over time. Regularly brushed teeth help make a whiter smile.

4. Toothpastes help freshen breath and leave the mouth with a clean, fresh feeling.