What is the Best Toothspaste?

Posted by Seattle Dental Care Sep 17, 2023

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What is the best toothpaste? 

  • How to select a good toothpaste that is suitable for you?
  • Analyzing the Oral Microbiome
  • pH Testing for Personalized Hygiene Plans
  • Gum Pocket Measurement: 

There isn't such thing as the best toothpaste. Toothpaste must be selected according to your oral health. Choosing the right toothpaste is crucial for maintaining optimal oral health. With a plethora of options available, it can be overwhelming to choose. Let's discuss three main items that can benefit in promoting a healthy natural smile, without the usage of harsh chemicals or toxins - Nano-Hydroxyapatite, Baking Soda, and Hydrogen Peroxide. 

How to select a good toothpaste that is suitable for you?

There are a few steps that our holistic dental team takes to personalize an oral regimen for our patients. 

Analyzing the Oral Microbiome:

Understanding the oral microbiome is essential for tailoring your dental care. Our biological dentist and hygienist will analyze your oral microbiome. This is a non-invasive dental procedure where our hygienist will take a sample of plaque, and study it under the microscope to analyze the diverse range of bacteria present in the mouth. By identifying specific microbial strains and their interactions, dentists can recommend toothpaste formulations that are personalized for you. 

pH Testing for Personalized Hygiene Plans:

Testing the pH level in a patient's mouth provides valuable insights into their oral health. It helps determine if the saliva is acidic, which could lead to enamel erosion and cavities. Based on the results, we can devise a personalized hygiene plan. To improve your oral health, you may be advised to use special toothpaste. This toothpaste may contain ingredients like nHA or baking soda. Alternatively, you can follow a better oral care routine. This routine will be recommended by our hygienist.

Gum Pocket Measurement: 

It refers to the depth of the space or pocket that forms between the gum tissue and the tooth. This measurement is taken using a dental probe, a small, thin instrument with calibrated markings. The probe is gently inserted into the space between the gum and tooth, and the depth of the pocket is recorded in millimeters.

A healthy gum pocket typically measures between 1 to 3 millimeters. This indicates that the gum tissue is snugly adhered to the tooth, providing a protective seal. However, as gum disease progresses, the pockets tend to deepen. When pockets measure 4 millimeters or more, it may be indicative of periodontitis, a more advanced form of gum disease.

Choosing the right toothpaste goes beyond minty freshness. Using a natural, nontoxic toothpaste is important, however, choosing one tailored to your specific oral health needs. Ingredients such as Nano-Hydroxyapatite, Baking Soda, and Hydrogen Peroxide offer distinct advantages in supporting oral well-being. Discuss with your holistic dentist or hygienist before selecting the right toothpaste.

Furthermore, the ability to analyze the oral microbiome and saliva's pH levels ensures a healthier and more radiant smile that caters to each patient's unique requirements. Remember to consult with a biological dentist for tailored recommendations is always a wise step towards achieving optimal oral health.

At Seattle Dental Care, our team of dedicated naturopathic dentists will ensure that you receive personalized holistic dental care using simple, nontoxic, natural dental materials. If you are ready to experience the best biological dentistry, using ozone therapy as part of the standard care, please contact biological dentist Seattle at (206) 28-1330 or visit us at 2107 Elliott Ave Ste 210, Seattle, WA 98121. We will be happy to help you with your dental needs. 

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