How to Choose the Best Toothpaste for Your Child

Choosing the best toothpaste for your child can be challenging, with so many different options available. Your dentist will likely recommend anti-cavity toothpaste that contains fluoride if your child is over the age of two, or infant toothpaste for children who are younger. Your dentist’s advice and these helpful tips can assist you in finding toothpaste that your child will like and that will make tooth brushing an enjoyable part of his or her daily routines.

Ingredients
Many parents prefer organic products for their children, and you can also find organic toothpastes that contain certified organic ingredients and no added chemicals. These toothpastes may or may not contain fluoride. The American Dental Association and most dentists recommend that your child use fluoridated toothpaste to help strengthen the enamel of their teeth.

Protection
Most toothpastebrands formulated for children are anti-cavity and protect against gingivitis. These formulations help protect your child’s teeth from cavities and gum diseases. Prevention of childhood cavities can also help ensure that your child’s permanent teeth are also healthy.

Flavor
Your child may have a flavor preference for toothpaste. The added flavoring makes no difference in how well the product protects your child’s teeth, so you can choose whatever makes your child happy. You can find children’s toothpastes with strawberry, bubblegum, fruit or mint flavors. Some of the pastes include sparkles, which do not affect performance.

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