Bowers & Oki Family Dentistry
  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "From the minute you walk in the door until you leave the office - a positive experience! Professional and hospitable. Highly recommend this practice" - L&GW

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "As always, very excellent and professional service. We are very happy that Drs. Bowers and Oki took over this dental practice. We were patients of Dr. Cullen for so many years and were just happy to know that the same kind of professionalism is still with this office, with both the doctors, Mary, Cece and all the staff. Thanks" - Del

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "Excellent dental care with a gentle, caring and professional approach. Be it a routine cleaning or repairing an old filling I have always felt comfortable and cared for. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else!" - P Gonzalez

What toothpaste should I use?

The brand of toothpaste is a personal preference.  The important feature you should look for is a fluoride containing toothpaste with the ADA seal of approval.  The main purpose of toothpaste is to provide the fluoride your teeth need to help fight cavities.

Toothpastes advertised as whitening toothpaste often have abrasives in them for surface stain removal.  Using these excessively can wear away the enamel, leading to sensitivity problems.  Tartar control toothpastes often cause staining and are rarely recommended. 

Sensitive toothpastes contain an ingredient to help reduce sensitivity to hot and cold.  These work well for patients with sensitive teeth but generally need to be used regularly to have an affect.

Some people have a high risk for developing cavities.  For these patients, we will prescribe a toothpaste with a different strength of fluoride.  This will help to strengthen the teeth and  decrease the chance of developing a cavity.

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