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What Type of Toothpaste Should I Use With Braces?

This is a common question and it’s important to practice proper oral hygiene with your braces. This includes brushing, flossing and using the proper toothpaste. Toothpaste should contain fluoride. If you use regular over-the-counter toothpaste like Colgate, Crest, and other name brands, they will have fluoride in them.

Fluoride is an important component in tooth strength and healing. The fluoride can help strengthen teeth so they are less susceptible to being eaten away by acid, food, and bacteria. If you use a toothpaste with fluoride in it then you should be fine.