Dentists Agree: It Matters Which Toothpaste You Use

However, Dentists Disagree On What Toothpastes Are Best

In this poll, we asked dentists if what type of toothpaste you use makes a difference to your oral health.
Consumers take note! Most dentists say that it does matter what type of toothpaste you use. Two-thirds of the dentists in our poll responded, “Yes; thanks to modern technology, some toothpastes are more effective than others.” The remaining 35% replied, “No; any toothpaste you buy today will clean your teeth perfectly well.”

Here are some of our dentists’ comments:

  • “Generally that is true, since they almost all contain fluoride.” (New Hampshire dentist)
  • “I say it matters for a different reason. Toothpastes without toxic fluoride compounds are better. Note the warnings on the tube.” (Arkansas dentist)
  • “Most toothpastes contain titanium dioxide which is abrasive to the teeth. Regular Colgate doesn’t.Read the ingredients on the box.” (Hawaii dentist)
  • “Evidence indicates no paste is necessary to clean teeth.” (Maine prosthodontist)
  • “I have patients that have had great results brushing their teeth using Ivory soap!” (Pennsylvania dentist)
  • “The toothbrush is most important, but some toothpastes do have additives that help.” (Tennessee prosthodontist)
  • “In all honesty, you do not need toothpaste.The friction of the toothbrush is the most important thing!You can even use a wet washcloth or a Q-tip.” (Louisiana pediatric dentist)
  • “Some for sensitivity, some for canker sores, etc. But for the average patient, just choose the one that tastes the best.” (Florida dentist)
  • “New formulations clean better and have better anti-inflammatory effects.” (Maryland orthodontist)
  • “As long as it is ADA approved.” (Indiana dental office worker)
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