Is Your Child’s Toothpaste Doing The Job?

With so many brands of toothpaste out there in the world staring at you, how do you know which one is the right brand and how do you know even when you pick up that toothpaste that it is doing the job that it is meant to do? There are so many different types being advertised, one recommends it is for tarter, while another states that it helps with fresh breath. While each of these characteristics is important, it is essential that your child’s toothpaste holds up to the test and is doing its job correctly. Here are 3 things to assess when picking out a toothpaste for your child.

1.     Does it have the approval of the American Dental Association?
a.     By ensuring that this label is on the toothpaste container it means you are getting a genuine product that is going to do the job correctly.
2.     Is it a whitening toothpaste?
a.     This type of brand is not necessary for your child’s teeth and it may end up doing more harm than good. For a child under the age of 16, avoid this type of toothpaste.
3.     Get a toothpaste that has fluoride. Fluoride is fantastic for the teeth and is recommended to help keep their smile healthy and strong. Be sure that they do not swallow the fluoride. If they get fluoride out of other sources however, you may want to avoid fluoride toothpaste. Too much of a good thing, is always bad.

Toothpaste is the backbone to ensuring their smile stays healthy. By following these 3 tips the next time you are purchasing toothpaste for your child, you can keep their smile on track. For more information on toothpaste and other dental benefits contact, Dr.Fuller and his team today.


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