While that sentiment is true to some extent, we wanted to touch on a few facts about the importance of using toothpaste.
Know Your Teeth.com had a great article that focused upon the following points:
"Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons. First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes cavities, gum disease and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, toothpaste contains fluoride, which makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage can even be seen. Third, special ingredients in toothpaste help to clean and polish the teeth and remove stains over time. Fourth, toothpastes help freshen breath and leave your mouth with a clean feeling."
Thankfully there are so many products on the market that make keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. And just as the picture above mentions - don't forget the floss! Your oral hygiene routine is NOT complete without it!
As a reminder, we do carry a great line of oral health care products in our office. Stop by anytime to pick them up.
We are here to answer your questions - please don't hesitate to all.