Dental One Associates of Westminster
412 Malcolm Drive, Suite 100, Westminster, MD 21157

How to Make Sense of the Toothpaste Aisle

Toothpaste

Buying toothpaste should not rank among the more complicated tasks an individual must tackle during a typical week, but given the recent proliferation of brands, versions and options in this particular consumer sector, it can actually be somewhat daunting. With seemingly countless products touting their ability to whiten, brighten, eliminate plaque, fight sensitivity, battle gingivitis and improve overall dental care, it can be difficult to know which way to turn. Throw in a few variables relating to tube shape, size and product flavor, and many consumers start to wonder which product really is best.

Consumer feedback on the topic of toothpaste choice has caught the attention of toothpaste manufacturers, causing them to significantly begin scaling back the number of new offerings being sent to market. The year 2010 saw just 69 new product releases, a major drop from the 102 products that were introduced back in 2007. Proctor & Gamble, Co., for example, has been a leader in the trend of limiting the launch of new products in this family dentistry category, acknowledging that more is not always better.

Retailers have also taken note of customer and affordable dentist preferences for increased simplicity, evidenced by the fact that store offerings of distinct sizes and kinds of toothpaste dropped from 412 in March of 2008 to 352 in 2011. The sense of being bombarded by too many confusing and sometimes conflicting claims on toothpaste packaging is something for which many consumers developed a real distaste.

With so many dental care variants on store shelves, most people simply wish to know which toothpaste works best when it comes to maintaining good dental health and following sound family dentistry practices. Almost every affordable dentist will attest to the fact that there is no need to make fine distinctions between brands or versions, as long as focus is kept on the basics. Choosing a formulation that contains fluoride and bears the American Dental Association seal of acceptance provides sufficient evidence of quality and effectiveness in virtually all circumstances. Aside from that, finding a toothpaste with a pleasing flavor and an affordable price need be the only major considerations for most consumers.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Westminster, call Dental One Associates of Westminster today at (410) 970-0292 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westminster. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Westminster, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Westminster. 

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It’s a nice practice & I received courteous & prompt service. Very nice & professional staff.
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Like the care we receive
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Friendliness and professionalism of dentist and clinical associate.
Ryan W.
Got my first 6 cavities, and the first 3 fillings went so well I’m not even anxious to go back for the next 3.
Rachel
Alicia the Hygienist and the dentist were rockstars! Awesome!
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I’ve been a patient here for about 18 months now. I have had cavities filled, wisdom teeth removed, and sudden tooth pain examined. I used to be terrified to visit the dentist. After 8 years I […]
Amanda H.
The staff is always so nice and the dental hygeniest was thorough but also nice and explained things very well. Great with kids.
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Everyone was friendly, dedicated and professional. Dr. K and Doris are the greatest.
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Friendly staff and Doctors
Barbara H.
Alicia is a great hygienist. She is meticulous and extremely thorough.
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Excellent customer focused effort to fix a tooth.
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Quick service; friendly staff
Eric M.
Laurie, my hygienist is great. She cares about me. She knows how to work on my mouth so that I don’t get jaw pain. She gives me lots of ideas on how to take care of my teeth and gums. She is […]
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Everyone is friendly and treats patients with utmost care and concern.
James J.
I really liked the hygienist, she was really knowledgeable and friendly. Will go back to see her specifically.
Cara F.
I have had nothing but a positive experience with all of the front office staff, dental assistants, and doctors. The other plus is that most of our family’s dental needs can be taken care of at […]
Mary Z.
Hygienist Jenny, who I did not know, was excellent. Not only was her “chairside manner” outstanding, but she was very professional and knowledgeable. She is the first D.H. who suggested I […]
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Caring, professional staff
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Everyone was extremely nice and informative!.
Mary Y.
The staff is very friendly and answers all questions. The hygienist is very thorough and personable. The Dentist also takes the time to be thorough and answers questions. I fell as I received great […]
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  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Sunday Closed
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