How Much Toothpaste to Use

How Much Toothpaste Should You Use?
Posted on 09/17/2020

Proper Toothpaste Usage 


At Federici Dental, we're proud to offer complete dental care in the Manahawkin area. We want to set our patients up for good oral hygiene 365 days a year, so that means providing our patients with knowledge about their at-home care. Most people know that they should be brushing their teeth at least twice a day, but most do not consider the proper amount of toothpaste that they should be using. If you are running out of your toothpaste too quickly, you may be using too much for each brush. 


How Much Toothpaste Should I be Using? 

Toothpaste is an essential item we use every day, yet we do not give much thought to the amount we are using. Most adults think they should cover their entire toothbrush with toothpaste. This can be contributed to advertisements seen showing a large amount of toothpaste completely covering the bristles. However, to do an adequate job, you only need a pea-size amount of toothpaste on your brush. This will properly clean your teeth, and not be wasteful of your toothpaste!  


Contact Your Manahawkin, NJ Dentist Today! 

Using the proper amount of toothpaste is just one part of your oral health routine. Proper cleanings and exams by your dentist are also crucial to maintain your healthy smile. Contact us today to schedule your next visit!