Dangers of Using Too Little Toothpaste

Posted on 2/20/2018 by Brandon Cooley
Toothpaste Cooley Smiles WA 98006-1262When it comes to using toothpaste, the right amount is a must. You have to make sure that you are not using too much or too little, as both can lead to problems in the end.

You want to use the right amount that is going to provide you with the benefits you are in need of that are not going to cause bacteria to continue to grow on the outside of the teeth.

The Right Amount is Beneficial

The general rule of thumb for the right size toothpaste to go with is just a pea-sized amount. Nothing more, nothing less is required. By going with too little toothpaste, you are reducing the amount of bacteria that you are scrubbing away because you can think of toothpaste like soap.

It is working to scrub away the bad things while leaving the good behind. It helps to strengthen the enamel, which is the exterior layer of protection for your teeth.

Too much toothpaste can actually harm the teeth. Many of the toothpastes on the market have a lot of sugar and extras in them, which is something that you do not want when it comes to brushing your teeth.

The right amount is going to reduce the acidity in the mouth, clean it out and also work to gently scrub away the plaque and build up that is sitting in those hard to reach areas inside the mouth.

Speak with our office today to find out how you are able to benefit from using the right amount of toothpaste. If you are unsure or want to learn more about brushing for you or children, give us a call and we would be happy to make an appointment to show you what the best techniques to use are.
As a patient, three things stand out to me about Cooley Smiles - the great quality dental work, the cleanliness of the facility and thorough follow up. These are major differentiators that I look for in dental providers and to-date, I've always been satisfied with my experience. Thanks for the great patient care, Cooley Smiles team!

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