My staff and I have been asked many times what toothpaste we recommend. Recent literature shows that Colgate’s Total toothpaste (if tolerated) is the most effective due to the special chemical tricolasan, which prevents plaque from sticking to teeth for up to 24 hours. We are also asked about our favorite electric toothbrush. In spite of many claims by manufacturers, most electric toothbrushes are no more effective at plaque removal than a manual brush after 3 months. Most patients stop using them after that time frame. Additionally, our favorite floss is Johnson & Johnson’s unwaxed floss which is effective because the floss squeaks when the teeth are plaque free. Our favorite water pick is the “Hydro-Floss” which is available through our office for $75.00.

If you or someone you love has a dental concern, please contact our office for a convenient appointment.


Michael W. Dagostino, D.D.S.

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