Picking the Right Toothpaste for Your Kids

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You probably know that there are many things you can do if you want to help your little one keep their pearly whites healthy and strong. For instance, you may have heard that you should help your little one stay active and help them follow a healthy diet. Still, are you aware that you should also help your kids avoid issues such as cavities? However, if you would like to keep your child’s teeth as healthy as they can be, you’ll need to choose the best toothbrush and toothpaste for your children.

Unfortunately, kids are just as susceptible to cavities as adults are. As you are probably aware, flossing and brushing are important. Generally, you should be brushing their teeth twice a day. You should also try to remember to floss once your children’s teeth start to touch. However, your brushing will be a lot more effective if you use a brush with a small head. If the head of the toothbrush is too large, you’ll have a hard time maneuvering their toothbrush inside their little mouths. You should also try to use a toothbrush with soft, rounded bristles. If you brush your kid’s teeth too hard, you may actually hurt their teeth and gums.

When you choose your child’s toothpaste, please buy one without fluoride in it. You see, fluoride shouldn’t be swallowed, which means you shouldn’t give your child a brush with fluoride in it. While there are many other factors you need to consider, please remember that your little ones just need a toothpaste that they enjoy using for the first few years. This usually means picking toothpaste your children enjoy the taste of.

If you would like to learn more about the dental care you can receive from us, or have more questions about choosing the right toothbrush or toothpaste in Independence, Kansas, we invite you to give Cynthia E. Sherwood DDS a call at 620-331-4499. Our dentist, Dr. Cynthia E. Sherwood, and our team will be glad to address any concerns you might have. We’re eager to meet with you!