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Believe it or not, but the choice of toothpaste you go with plays a major impact in the health of your teeth, mouth, and the rest of your body. After all, the health of your mouth is directly linked to systemic health, so if you neglect oral health you put yourself at risk for other health complications.

This is why it’s important to make sure that you’re using the right kind of toothpaste when brushing. Let’s take a look at some of the things you need in a good toothpaste option.

ADA Seal

The American Dental Association is the group that approves new dental procedures, sets rules, and encourages best practices among dentists. If a toothpaste doesn’t have the ADA seal of approval, then it hasn’t passed their rigorous testing standards.

Anti-gingivitis ingredients

Another must in your toothpaste are ingredients that stop the spread of gingivitis. Gingivitis is actually a very mild form of gum disease, and can cause red, swollen gums that bleed easily. If that happens to your gums, you need a toothpaste with anti-gingivitis ingredients.


The myths about fluoride are debunked. It’s good for your teeth, has been proven time and time again to prevent cavities, and even strengthens the enamel of your teeth.

Dr. Lynn Leyde has her recommendations on the best kind of toothpaste to use. If you have questions and want her advice, call us today at 206-546-8377.