Brushing your teeth is vital after each meal and with a soft-bristled brush is essential to good dental health, but dry-brushing or brushing with only water isn’t going to provide all the protection your teeth need.
Toothpaste is essential to the brushing equation for several reasons:
Fluoride-Toothpaste that contains fluoride can help protect enamel from bacteria that cause decay and even help to repair damage that has already occurred.
Sparkle-Along with enamel,toothpastes are specially formulated to lessen stains and make teeth whiter and brighter.
Sweeter breath-Toothpastes are made to put a good taste in your mouth and provide fresher breath once you’re finished brushing.
One-two-three punch– The action of the tips of a soft-bristled brush against your teeth coupled with the impact of a fluoride toothpaste are key to buffering teeth from cavities and periodontal disease. Flossing daily is third punch that can deal a knockout blow to periodontal disease- the number-one cause of tooth loss in adults-removing plaque and debris that in the spaces between teeth.