What Is The Best Toothpaste For My Child?Last updated : December 21, 2016
Posted by: Dental Associates Of Arlington
What Is The Best Toothpaste For My Child?
Tooth brushing is one of the most important tasks for good oral health. Many toothpastes, and/or tooth polishes, however, can damage young smiles. They contain harsh abrasives, which can wear away young tooth enamel. When looking for a toothpaste for your child, make sure to pick one that is recommended by the American Dental Association as shown on the box and tube. These toothpastes have undergone testing to insure they are safe to use.
Use only a smear of toothpaste (the size of a grain of rice) to brush the teeth of a child less than 3 years of age. For children 3 to 6 years old, use a "pea-size" amount of toothpaste and perform or assist your child’s tooth brushing. Remember that young children do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively on their own. Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.
For more information, you can set-up an appointment with our pediatric dentist to understand more on children’s dental health. Call us to schedule an appointment at 781-648-0279. We serve Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Lexington, Medford, Somerville, Watertown, and Winchester.