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Your toothpaste might seem like a simple oral hygiene gel you place on your toothbrush twice a day; however, little did you know, there’s a lot more to toothpaste than meets the eye. To help you know a little more about toothpaste in Potomac Falls, Virginia, Dr. Alfred Haeberer and our dental team have some interesting toothpaste facts we would like to share with you.

The first fact is each toothpaste brand has different ingredients. Although each ingredient has its own benefit and function, fluoride is an ingredient that should be on the top of your priority list. Fluoride can strengthen your teeth. To know which paste is best for your smile, please ask your dentist.

The second fact is that the most effective time to use toothpaste is right after our dental team has professionally cleaned your teeth. This is because the enamel is perfectly clean, so the toothpaste has direct contact with the teeth. It’s also effective to use toothpaste every morning and every night when you brush.

The third fact is children and adults should not use the same toothpaste. This is because children’s smiles can’t handle the high concentration of fluoride. Letting children use adult toothpaste can actually cause a dental problem known as fluorosis. It’s also important to give them children’s paste because they tend to swallow it. The children’s paste won’t make them sick.

For more information, tips, and details about toothpaste, we invite you to contact Haeberer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry when you get the chance! When you call our office at (703) 291.0884, our dental team will be happy to tell you all you need to know about toothpaste so you can properly clean your smile each day.