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What toothbrush or toothpaste should I use?

At Northern Hills Dental, we do not recommend a toothbrush or toothpaste by "brand", but by their "type".  

For instance, for either a manual or a powered toothbrush, we recommend soft bristles.

For toothpaste, we recommend very low to low abrasiveness.  Here is a list of toothpaste by relative dentin abrasivity (RDA) that you can check your brand against:

Very Low Abrasive
04 RDA: Toothbrush with plain water
07 RDA: Straight baking soda
08 RDA: Arm & Hammer Tooth Powder
15 RDA: Weleda Salt Toothpaste
18 RDA: CTx4 Gel
30 RDA: Elmex Sensitive Plus
30 RDA: Weleda Plant Tooth Gel
35 RDA: Arm & Hammer Dental Care
37 RDA: Sensodyne ProNamel
Low Abrasive
40 RDA: Weleda Children’s Tooth Gel
42 RDA: Arm and Hammer Metadent Advanced Whitening
42 RDA: Arm and Hammer Peroxicare
45 RDA: Weleda Calendula Toothpaste
45 RDA: Oxyfresh
48 RDA: Arm & Hammer Dental Care Sensitive
49 RDA: Arm & Hammer Peroxicare Tartar Control
49 RDA: Tom’s of Maine Sensitive
52 RDA: Arm & Hammer Peroxicare Regular
53 RDA: Rembrant Original
54 RDA: Arm & Hammer Sensitive Whitening
54 RDA: Arm & Hammer Sensitive Freshening
54 RDA: Arm & Hammer Sensitive Multi-Protection
54 RDA: Arm & Hammer Complete Care Stain Defense
57 RDA: Tom’s of Maine Children’s
62 RDA: Super Smile
63 RDA: Rembrant Mint
65 RDA: Arm & Hammer Complete Care Plus Enamel Strengthening
68 RDA: Colgate Regular
70 RDA: Colgate Total
70 RDA: Arm & Hammer Advance White Sensitive
70 RDA: Colgate 2-in-1 Fresh Mint
Medium Abrasive
78 RDA: Biotene Gentle Dry Mouth
79 RDA: Sensodyne
83 RDA: Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength
91 RDA: Aquafresh Sensitive
93 RDA: Tom’s of Maine Regular
94 RDA: Rembrant Plus
95 RDA: Crest Regular
95 RDA: Oxyfresh with Fluoride
97 RDA: Oxyfresh Powder
High Abrasive
100 RDA: Colgate Optic White
101 RDA: Natural White
103 RDA: Mentadent
103 RDA: Arm & Hammer Sensation
104 RDA: Sensodyne Extra Whitening
106 RDA: Colgate Platinum
106 RDA: Arm & Hammer Advance White Paste
107 RDA: Crest Sensitivity Protection
110 RDA: Closeup Paste/Gel
110 RDA: Colgate Herbal
113 RDA: Aquafresh Whitening
117 RDA: Arm & Hammer Advance White Gel
117 RDA: Arm & Hammer Sensation Tartar Control
120 RDA: Close-Up with Baking Soda
120 RDA: Colgate Baking Soda Paste
124 RDA: Colgate Whitening
125 RDA: Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief, Enamel Repair
130 RDA: Crest Pro Health
130 RDA: Crest Extra Whitening
133 RDA: Ultra brite
144 RDA: Crest MultiCare Whitening
145 RDA: Ultra Brite Advanced Whitening Formula
145 RDA: Colgate Baking Soda & Peroxide Whitening
Harmfully Abrasive
150 RDA: Pepsodent
165 RDA: Colgate Tartar Control
168 RDA: Arm & Hammer Dental Care PM Fresh Mint
176 RDA: Nature’s Gate Paste
200 RDA: Colgate 2-in-1 Tartar Control/ Whitening or Icy Blast/Whitening
200 RDA: Crest White Vivid
260 RDA: Ultrabrite Advanced Whitening

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