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How to Choose the Right Toothpaste Type for Your Family

Brushing with the right toothpaste is key to maintaining a bright, healthy smile. One type of toothpaste may be more effective for you than another. This guide will help you select the best one to meet your specific needs.

The first toothpaste was invented by Ancient Egyptians in 5000 BC, even before toothbrushes were invented. It’s believed that these toothpastes were in powder form and mixed with water when used. These days, toothpastes can be found in various formulations. Choosing the right one can be confusing.

The best person to talk to regarding the right toothpaste for your needs is your dentist. However, it pays to know more about the various types of toothpaste. That’s what we’re talking about in this post.

Let’s begin.

Whitening Toothpastes

right toothpasteYou’ll find these toothpaste types promoted for making smiles shine brighter.

Whitening toothpastes usually contain baking soda or hydrogen peroxide that help lighten tooth colour. You should note that if your goal is to make your teeth several shades lighter, these toothpastes can only do so much.

Yellowing of teeth is inevitable. As we age, our tooth enamel gets thinner and we see more of the darker layer beneath it called the dentin. This makes the tooth appear less white.

Whitening treatments available in the dental office will be more effective in removing or lightening stains. Treatment results can vary in the areas you’ve received prior dental work.

Desensitizing Toothpaste

If you have sensitive teeth, then you may want to use desensitizing toothpastes.

This type of paste is specially made to provide relief against hypersensitivity. It contains ingredients such as potassium nitrate or strontium chloride which block pain signals to the nerve of the tooth. It would be best, though, to consult your dentist first about the cause of the tooth sensitivity.

Tartar Control Toothpaste

Your dentist may recommend that you use tartar control toothpaste if you are prone to tartar buildup.

Anti-plaque toothpaste helps prevent tartar buildup that can result in gum disease. Plaque is the sticky film that hardens on teeth and turns into tartar and can only be removed at the dental office.

Toothpaste for Kids

To make brushing more fun for kids, use flavoured toothpastes specially formulated for them. If your little ones are still unable to spit, opt for toothpastes that are safe to swallow.

Make sure that you apply the toothpaste on their brush. Grain size would be enough for them. For kids aged three and older a pea-sized amount of toothpaste should be enough.

Brushing can only be as effective as the right choice of toothpaste for our specific needs. So for the sake of your and your family’s oral health, don’t choose your toothpaste based solely on packaging and price.

How to Choose the Right Toothpaste Type for Your Family2018-10-31T13:33:38+00:00

Saying Good Bye To A Beloved Team Member

After almost twenty years helping our patients at the front desk, our beloved Kathy Erwin Sword is moving to Hanover where her cottage and “happy place,” is just being renovated. We will miss her, appreciate her warm and professional attitude and wish her and her husband Rick all the best as they move towards their retirement.​

Several patients have come in with parting gifts and goodbye lunch.​





Saying Good Bye To A Beloved Team Member2018-10-31T17:58:21+00:00

A Healthy Baby Girl!

Drs. de Man and Höediono are pleased that patient Co-ordinator Nikki gave birth to a healthy baby girl.  She will be off for maternity but looks forward to coming back soon.

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A Healthy Baby Girl!2018-10-22T15:15:51+00:00

Meet Current Waterloo Mayor and Candidate Dave Jaworsky

Drs. de Man and Hoediono meet current Waterloo Mayor and candidate Dave Jaworsky at his fund raiser held by proud sponsor Shawky Fahel. We support a wide variety of candidates on both Kitchener and Waterloo.

Meet Current Waterloo Mayor and Candidate Dave Jaworsky2018-10-05T19:49:27+00:00

Meet One Of Our 100+ Year Old Patients!

Dr. Schenkel and Dr Hoediono greet our patient Mrs. Edna Johnston whois 100 and 6 months young, and only just recently gave up driving.  We are proud to say that our practice has over 88 patients that actively come to the practice for treatment every six months that are 100 years or older!

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Meet One Of Our 100+ Year Old Patients!2018-10-05T19:45:10+00:00

Dr. Höediono receives his five-year pin

Dr. Höediono receives his five-year pin as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Grand River Hospital from: L to R. Board member Paul Hendrikse, Chairwoman Janice Deganis, and City of Waterloo Councilor Diane Freeman.

Dr. Höediono receives his five-year pin2018-10-01T14:33:45+00:00

The Fall Component Society Meeting

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Dr. Höediono as Past President of the Ontario Dental Association meets

from left to right: Dr. Ron Yarascavitch President of The Royal College of Dental Surgeons

of Ontario, Dr. Jeff Nicolucci WWDS Treasurer, and Dr. Corina Chapeske

President of the Waterloo Wellington Dental Society, at the fall

Component society meeting.

The Fall Component Society Meeting2018-10-01T14:32:40+00:00

Dr. Caley Höediono presents her research

We are so proud of our Dr. Caley Höediono who presents her research at one of Canada’s largest gathering of orthodontic specialists in Vancouver, BC. Pictured here with Dr. William Wiltshire, her proud Head of Orthodontics at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Caley will complete her specialty training in July of 2019.

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Dr. Caley Höediono presents her research2018-09-19T18:25:12+00:00
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