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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SW Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123
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Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Does Toothpaste Expire? How Often You Need to Replace Your Toothpaste


Posted on 12/23/2016 by Dr. Call
A piece of expired toothpaste on a toothbrush.
How often do you change out your toothpaste? Do you ever look for an expiration date on the tube before you buy it? Instead of having you guess if the fluoride in your new toothpaste is starting to decline in its efficacy, the FDA is now recommending that toothpaste manufacturers carry some type of an expiration date on the tube itself. This way, you know when you are getting the most out of your purchase.

Getting Rid of Old Toothpaste


Most people buy a new tube of toothpaste when the old one runs out. Sometimes, you move and toss that tube in a box and lose it for a month or six. When you come across is while unpacking, is it still good? The general rule of thumb is when you buy a tube of toothpaste, it will expire approximately two years after it was manufactured, for standard types and brands of toothpaste.

This also means that if you are the type to buy lots of toothpaste when it goes on sale and has a great coupon to boot, you may want to be careful about how many you have in storage. Instead of stockpiling it up for a nuclear revolution, you may want to only have a couple tubes lying around.

If you come across an old tube of toothpaste that you cannot find an expiration date on, you should error on the side of caution and toss it. It is not going to be quite as damaging to you as eating old food, but it certainly isn't going to do you any favors, either. Take the time to keep track of how old your toothpaste is so that you can make sure you are getting all of the positive benefits that toothpaste has to offer.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your toothpaste.


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Century Dental Creating the Smiles You Dream of!


Welcome to Century Dental, where we make your beautiful smile our business! Dr. Densley and Dr. Call have teamed up to create the driving force in the dental industry of the Pacific Northwest. We have put together a team of highly skilled, professional staff.

Hillsboro Family Dentist


We take great pride in creating a comfortable and friendly environment where our patients can have a positive dental experience. Located in Hillsboro, our office is easily accessible as it is right off of Oregon Route 8. We have gone to great lengths to make sure our office is both state-of-the-art and also comfortable and inviting.

Services Offered


Preventive Dentistry

We are passionate about preventing problems before they start. We do so by educating our patients about what positive dental habits they can be forming and having our patients visit us twice a year for exams and cleanings.

Restorative Dentistry

We understand that often, due to circumstances outside of your control, your mouth may need restorative actions taken. That’s why we offer a bevy of restorative procedures to bring your smile back to it’s original luster.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently we hear that the procedures that make the biggest difference in our patient’s smiles are cosmetic in nature. Whitening, veneers and Invisalign® are just a few of the cosmetic procedure we offer!

IV Sedation

For those patients that need more than just oral sedation we offer what is often called “sleep sedation”. If anxiety is an issue or if the procedure calls for it we can easily place you under full anesthesia to ensure that you rest peacefully through the whole thing.

Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth or are looking at tooth removal as an option, dental implants are the most highly recommended form of replacement for teeth. Dental implants involve inserting a titanium post into your jaw which will fuse with your bone structure. The post will be topped with a crown made specifically to fit your bite. The result is a form of tooth replacement that looks and acts exactly as your real tooth would. It even prevents bone loss, which is a common side effect of tooth loss.

Dental Technology


We are happy to use a great variety of cutting edge technology in our practice. Digital X-rays are one of our staples in dental tech. Standard X-rays can take time to view and process but with the advent of digital X-rays we can view the inner workings of your mouth almost instantly. We are also able to take higher quality X-rays that allow us to detect things like tooth decay within the tooth, cysts, tumors, and impacted teeth. Further, the radiation you receive from a digital X-ray device is about 1/5th that of a standard X-ray.

We also offer intraoral cameras and ultrasonic scalers. The intraoral cameras aid us in detecting any issues within your mouth that may need further dental attention. Ultrasonic scalers are by far the most effective method for removing built up plaque and tartar that has accumulated on teeth.

More questions?


If you have any more questions please feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page or give us a call today at 971-708-1608. We look forward to hearing from you!
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