Hi, my name is Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha and my staff and I at Port Warwick Dental Arts have been providing excellent dental care for the people of Newport News since 1983.
One of the most crucial elements of good oral health is daily tooth brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpastes available. I recommend you use one with fluoride and make sure it has the ADA seal. This ensures that the toothpaste has been tested, claims are being met, and the ingredients are correct.
Just because a toothpaste claims to have ‘tooth whitening‘ properties, doesn’t mean it has fluoride.
Toothpaste as we know it has only been in existence since the late 1800s. Fluoride was added in 1914. The earliest evidence of toothpaste or dental cream dates back to 3000-5000 BC. The Ancient Egyptians pulverized oxen hooves, egg shells, pumice, myrrh, and water creating one of the earliest forms of toothpaste.
The Greeks and Romans began adding crushed bones and bark to the mix. The taste most likely was hard to take. During this same time the people of China and India were using a similar paste, but adding flavorings, like Ginseng and herbal mints making it a bit more palatable.
Newport News toothpaste users have no excuse for not brushing their teeth daily with the toothpaste we have available today. If you do your part, we at Port Warwick Dental Arts can provide cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and periodontal treatment.
The experienced staff at Port Warwick Dental Arts want to help make all Newport News area smiles whiter and brighter. Contact us today at 757-223-9270 so we can answer any questions you may have about tooth whitening, sleep apnea treatment, or cosmetic dentistry.