Get to Know What's in Your Toothpaste

No one enjoys tooth pain, but far too many people neglect to brush as thoroughly as they should to avoid an emergency trip to a dentist in Manhattan or Riverdale, NY. A healthy mouth starts with ADA-approved toothpaste. Toothpaste that carries the seal of the American Dental Association always has fluoride because this mineral is essential for keeping the teeth’s enamel strong.

You can hear more about the ingredients in toothpaste when you watch this video. You’ll learn that potassium nitrate may be added to reduce tooth sensitivity. Other ingredients help fight tartar, including zinc citrate and pyrophosphates. Your toothpaste may contain triclosan and stannous fluoride to reduce your risk of gingivitis and plaque buildup. These ingredients also prevent bad breath. Regardless of which toothpaste you choose, remember to brush for at least two minutes at least twice daily.