As soon as your child has visible teeth, they need to be brushed, and as your child grows, they can receive more toothpaste on their toothbrush. Many parents are unsure how to choose the right toothpaste for children, as these products aren’t the same as adult toothpastes. We are happy to offer a review of what makes effective toothpaste for children to encourage daily brushing.
You may be well aware of with toothpaste products are beneficial for your dental needs, whether you are looking for tooth whitening, fluoride, or gum disease prevention. However, while there are different types of toothpaste for children, there are only a few requirements that you need to consider.
Young children who aren’t beyond the age of three should not use fluoride toothpaste, as fluoride should not be ingested and children often swallow some of the toothpaste when they brush their teeth. To help you find a safe and effective toothpaste for your child, look for brands that earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which notifies you that the toothpaste meets the ADA’s high standards.
Additionally, choosing a toothpaste that has a fruity flavor will make tooth brushing more fun for your child. We recommend avoiding strong flavors like mint and cinnamon unless requested by your child, as most children prefer mild flavors. If tooth brushing is something that is enjoyable for your child, they can more easily develop the oral care habits that help them keep their smile in good health for a lifetime.
Contact Dr. Olson and Dr. John and our team at 775-461-3800 today if you need to schedule a visit to Carson City Pediatric Dentistry and speak with our friendly dentist about children’s dental care in Carson City, Nevada.