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This is how much toothpaste you should be using...

how much toothpaste should I use?
This is the amount of toothpaste I recommend you use.

A tip I like to give my recall patients is to only used a pea-size amount of toothpaste when they brush their teeth. Most of the time I mention this I watch them stare into the ceiling possibly wondering if that's a sufficient amount of toothpaste to completely clean all of their teeth. Some of them have even asked me something along the lines of "Then why do they show on T.V. a full strip of toothpaste that covers the whole brush head?" and I always respond with "Maybe they show that so you can waste your toothpaste faster and buy more from them" with a smile and watch them laugh.

The truth is that for most toothpaste companies a full strip of toothpaste that covers the whole brush head is way too much product to be using, but I always insist that they look at the back of their toothpaste container to check for the proper/correct amount of toothpaste that they should be using. For the most part they will say to use a "dab", however this can be very vague and can vary from person to person. To me a "dab" is a pea-sized amount, but use your own judgement.

Hopefully this small dental tip can help you save some toothpaste! If you found this dental tip helpful we would appreciate it if you shared it with your friends and family. It only takes 30 seconds of your time and it helps us out a lot. If you're looking for a new toothbrush we recommend trying out the Goby toothbrush or the BURST toothbrush.