You probably know that you should brush your teeth every day—but did you know that you should also brush your child’s teeth when they are young. In fact, you should start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as it erupts—usually at about six months. You probably know that this means brushing your teeth is very important.
While adult toothpastes can be made to brighten smiles, fight gum disease, or to strengthen your enamel, children’s toothpastes are not. In fact, there are only a few things you need to consider.
For instance, when you choose toothpaste for a child under three years old, please pick one without fluoride. While fluoride is great for your teeth, it is also harmful when swallowed. And honestly, try as you might, you can’t guarantee your child won’t swallow their toothpaste. You should also look for the ADA Seal to ensure that your toothpaste is safe.
Aside from that, just consider the flavor. Most children’s toothpastes are simply designed to taste good so your child will want to use them. While you may enjoy minty-flavored toothpastes, your child probably will not. Instead, they will probably prefer a mild or fruity flavor. Most importantly, if your child enjoys brushing their teeth, they’ll be more likely to do it.
So, while it can seem daunting to choose the right toothpaste, it is usually fairly simple. Simply find fluoride-free toothpaste that your child enjoys. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us today. We are excited to hear from you soon.