View an Update Regarding Our COVID-19 Office Protocols
background image subpage2

Dental Blog

The doctors at SmileCOS Dentistry are offering this educational blog as a resource to our patients and the community. We hope that this blog will cover subjects that you and your family may be interested in.

Like one of our topics? Please contact us today!

Latest Posts:

Should You Ever Use More Toothpaste Than Normal?

Posted on 6/7/2021 by SmileCOS Dentistry
We do not hear a lot of patients ask if toothpaste is necessary. It is the most widely accepted partner to a toothbrush when it comes to your daily tooth brushing routine. Your mouth, teeth, and gums are important for your overall picture of health. Consequently, is important to brush with a soft toothbrush, floss, and rinse your teeth and gums. This best practice helps to remove the bacteria in your mouth that can cause dental problems. Toothpaste Quantities for Adults Adults can comfortably fit a pea sized amount of toothpaste on their toothbrush. This is the amount that most toothpaste manufacturers advise on the back of the toothpaste tube. There is logic behind this quantity. It is important to have enough toothpaste to create bubbles which aid in cleaning. Having this amount also allows for an adequate amount of fluoride in the toothpaste to coat your teeth. Fluoride strengthens teeth and prevents tooth decay. If you use more than a pea sized amount, and you are an adult, it is not an issue. This is true primarily because adults do not have developing teeth. It will not cause damage if you smear extra toothpaste on your toothbrush, however, you will have to buy another tube sooner as a result. Using more toothpaste than normal does not bolster the benefits of brushing. Brushing your teeth is key to maintaining healthy oral hygiene. Using toothpaste is a good idea to get rid of the bacteria which coats your teeth after you eat. Regardless of the brand, most toothpaste manufacturers advise a very small amount for children up to a pea sized amount for adults. Different guidelines apply for kids as they have developing teeth and bodies that are susceptible to excessive fluoride consumption. Stop by our office for your routine cleaning. We enjoy educating our young and experienced patients on the right amount of toothpaste as well as the best way to brush....

All Posts:

Should You Ever Use More Toothpaste Than Normal?
How Straws Can Help Prevent Many Dental Stains
What is So Important About Seeing Us Every Six Months?
Dental Care Tips for Seniors
What Is a Mouthguard?
Signs You Need to See Your Dentist Immediately
How to Ensure Your Childs Oral Health Stays on Track
Simple Ways to Help Make Sure You Maintain Proper pH Levels in Your Mouth
Fluoride Treatments for Those Who Do Not Get Enough Regularly
Eating and Speaking Become Difficult If You Have Missing Teeth
How to Prepare for Your Dental Procedures
Times Where Veneers Are the Right Answer for a Dental Imperfection
Missing Teeth Change How You Look
Is There Anything to Worry About By Using Novelty Flavored Toothpastes?
The Benefits of Using a Toothbrush with Soft Bristles
What to Do if You Need Bite Disease Treated?
How Sports Drinks Lead to Dental Problems for Many
Things You Never Want to do When Your Child is Teething
Never Ignore These Signs of Early Gum Disease
Is Dry Mouth Something to Just Live With?
Stress Management Can Reduce How Much Bruxism You Experience
How Ibuprofen Can Ease Dental Pain Until We Can See You
How Does Dental Bonding Improve a Smile?
Types of Mouthwash that Keep Your Gums the Healthiest
Why White Bread Is So Dangerous to Your Oral Health
Eating Seaweed Should Be an Important Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine
Health Tips Caregivers Need to Follow When Helping Seniors Care for Their Teeth
Do Clear Beverages Still Cause Dental Staining?
Diabetes Can Do a Number on Your Oral Health
Come visit us soon

Visit our office and find out how we can improve your smile!

Mon - Tue: 8am - 6pm
Wed - Thur: 7am - 5:30pm
Fri: 7am - 3pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Copyright © 2019-2021 SmileCOS Dentistry and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links
SmileCOS Dentistry, 1714 N. Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80909-2409 | (719) 394-3304 | smilecos.com | 6/16/2021 | Associated Words: Dentist Colorado Springs CO | Dentist Colorado Springs CO |