Are your teeth sensitive? Could your toothpaste be causing the problem? Check out this chart of toothpaste abrasiveness. It may be eye-opening for you; it was for us! It turns out that many of the “normal” toothpastes available in today’s stores are actually quite abrasive. Some abrasiveness can be a good thing if it safely removes stain on your teeth, but too much can damage enamel, and especially damages roots of teeth that might be exposed when gums recede. If you are looking to whiten your teeth with toothpaste, stop now! Abrasive toothpastes do not actually remove deep stains in teeth, and they may be harmful! Whitening is best done with professional whitening products, which do not harm enamel. Feel free to print this blog post and bring it with you the next time you shop for toothpaste to ensure you are getting a toothpaste that will be safe for your teeth. Our doctors and hygienists here at Rogers Family Dental can talk to you more at your next professional cleaning visit about which toothpastes we recommend for your specific needs. Click on the chart below to enlarge and call us today to set up your next appointment!