5 Toothpaste Tips for Metro Detroit Dental Health

Deciding which toothpaste to use can be a challenge. There are so many different varieties on the store shelves these days. It is hard to know which is the best. The main thing to remember, of course, is that using toothpaste to brush twice a day is very important to good dental health for our patients in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding area on the West Side of Metro Detroit. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to brush regularly and to know what kind of toothpaste is best for their specific needs.

Dr. Jim DeCapite shares five toothpaste tips for good dental health. When choosing a toothpaste, consider our five tips for dental health:

  • Consistency: The goal is to get everyone to brush their teeth regularly. Choosing a consistency that works for the family is the best option, whether that is a paste, a gel, baking soda, or even powdered toothpaste.
  • Sensitivity: The choice of toothpaste is very important for people with sensitive teeth. Toothpaste designed just for sensitive teeth can help by protecting teeth against the irritants that cause them pain. There are many over-the-counter toothpaste brands that contain ingredients to help block pain signals from reaching the nerves of teeth and that can work well to calm sensitive teeth.
  • Whitening: Regardless of the claims, toothpaste generally does not actually whiten teeth. Rather, whitening toothpaste contains scrubbing materials that remove stains, providing short-term results. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer teeth whitening treatments that can provide an almost permanent solution for a dull smile!
  • Cavity prevention: Dental health depends on preventing cavities and using a toothpaste that contains fluoride can help protect teeth against those cavities. The fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel, protecting teeth from acid damage.
  • Flavors: Another factor in making sure everyone in the family uses the toothpaste regularly is choosing one with the desired flavor. When family members look forward to brushing their teeth, that’s a win for everyone! While the adults may prefer minty or cinnamon flavors, children may be more inclined to brush their teeth regularly if they can look forward to a fruity-flavored toothpaste.

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we encourage our patients to ask any questions about dental health, including which toothpaste is best for their needs.

Our office is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads.  Our professional dental team is ready to help all our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities!

Call the office today for an appointment to get started on good dental health and good overall health!


This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.


734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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The content of this blog article about family and cosmetic dentistry is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor or licensed medical professional with any questions.

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