Tag: toothpaste

What Are These White Spots On My Child’s Teeth?

Those are white spot lesions! Let’s talk a bit about why they happen and what we can do about them. What Are White Spot Lesions (WSLs)? White spot lesions are simply areas of decalcification of our enamel. Before we have a true cavity (a… Continue Reading “What Are These White Spots On My Child’s Teeth?”

Let’s Talk Fluoride

I have a patient at least once a week tell me they don’t use fluoridated toothpaste, and I promptly ask them to divulge why. Let’s talk about why dentists recommend the use of fluoride and why I believe you should use it, too. What… Continue Reading “Let’s Talk Fluoride”

ToothPaste Review: Baking Soda Toothpastes

The question has been posed: Do toothpastes that contain Baking Soda work? The immediate answer is this: Whatever toothpaste is going to get you to brush twice a day is going to be better than nothing. But besides that, let’s get into it. What… Continue Reading “ToothPaste Review: Baking Soda Toothpastes”

Charcoal Toothpaste Craze

There seems to be a fair amount of buzz surrounding charcoal toothpaste and it’s ability to whiten teeth. Society tells us that we need to have pearly-white teeth, white teeth are healthy, white teeth are beautiful, white teeth are this, that, and the other.… Continue Reading “Charcoal Toothpaste Craze”