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Does the Brand Matter When Buying Oral Healthcare Products?

Posted on 11/10/2018 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Does the Brand Matter When Buying Oral Healthcare Products?When it comes to oral healthcare products, some brand names are more popular than others.

You've probably heard of Crest, Colgate, and a few others, and you may be wondering whether the brand actually even matters. The answer is – no! When looking for oral healthcare products, you should be more concerned about the ingredients and product features rather than the brand.

Selecting a Toothpaste Regardless of Brand

Toothpaste is one of the most important oral healthcare products in your dental hygiene routine, and there are a lot of options. To choose the right one for your mouth, focus on your particular needs rather than the brand on the box. For example, if you want a toothpaste that prevents cavities and strengthens the enamel, look for one with fluoride, sodium fluoride, or sodium mono fluorophosphates as the active ingredient.

If you have sensitive teeth, you may be in the market for an option that contains potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, and whitening toothpastes that include carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide are the best choices for a brighter smile.

Choosing the Right Mouthwash

Another big decision when it comes to your oral health needs is the type of mouthwash to choose. Listerine, Scope, and ADT are among the most popular brands, but does brand even matter? Not really. Each brand will have its own formula variation, but most use the same ingredients to reach their goals. The difference between brands usually comes down to the inclusion of alcohol and the taste. Like with toothpaste, the key to choosing the right mouthwash is to find one with active ingredient needed to help your situation.

If you need help choosing the right dental products for your oral healthcare routine, give us a call today. We'll help you to discover the best toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash options needed to keep your unique teeth clean and healthy.

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