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How To Choose The Right Toothpaste For Children

Posted on 10/31/2023 by Weo Admin
Mother and daughter smiling after brushing their teethTeething is a notable milestone in your baby's life. Parents feel excited when they notice the first tooth erupting on their kids' gums. With this milestone, another responsibility kicks in. You need to take care of kid's teeth to ensure they have a healthy dental life. Your children can be victims of tooth decay and end up being toothless which can affect their development. Caring for the kid's teeth can be challenging. One of the choices you must make is choosing the right toothpaste. Children cannot share the same toothpaste with adults. They require a product fit for their tender gums and teeth. Here are tips to help you choose the right toothpaste for your children:

Pay Attention To The Fluoride Content

Every kid should use fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoride protects your child's teeth from cavity and plaque development. Too much fluoride is unhealthy for your kid, particularly when they are young. You need to control the amount they ingest by paying attention to the fluoride content in their toothpaste. Children under the age of two years can swallow some amount of fluoride which can affect their wellbeing. Before considering toothpaste, understand whether it has the right fluoride content for your kid.

Go For Children-Friendly Flavors

The flavor does not have a role in your kids' dental help, but it can help you encourage them to brush regularly. Pick a toothpaste that has a child-friendly taste. Most children hate minty-tasting toothpaste. Choose child-friendly flavors such as bubble gum, orange, or strawberry. Your kid will enjoy the experience and have a dental hygiene routine.

Consult A Pediatric Dentist

When choosing toothpaste for your kid, consulting a dentist is recommendable. You might buy an over-the-counter toothpaste that will not work with your kid. The pediatric dentist will advise you on the best option for your child after assessing the state of their teeth. Visit our office today for assistance choosing the right toothpaste for your children.

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At Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Healy created this informative blog to assist with educating the community about various topics of pediatric dentistry.
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