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When Can My Child Begin Using Regular Toothpaste


Posted on 12/19/2022 by Office - Boone DMD
When Can My Child Begin Using Regular ToothpasteWhen you think of your child's health, the first thing that usually comes to mind is healthy foods. But pediatric care is also crucial as it ensures your child's dental health is well taken care of. Many children today develop dental cavities even before they join kindergarten.

This is why you should think of how to take care of your child's teeth to avoid frequent visits to the dentist. Brushing with toothpaste is one way your child's teeth and gums can develop well. But this is one thing that usually puzzles many parents as they are unsure when to begin using regular toothpaste on their kid's teeth.

When Is the Right Time to Use Toothpaste on Your Child's Teeth?


Parents can start brushing their children's teeth with regular toothpaste when they are 2 to 5 years old. Toothpaste contains a substance known as fluoride, a natural mineral usually found in drinking water. This compound is essential in strengthening and promoting the health of your child's teeth.

The quantity of toothpaste you use is the most crucial factor. Smear a minimal amount of toothpaste on their brush and remind them they should spit the paste after brushing their teeth. Also, monitor your children's oral hygiene routine to ensure they are brushing their teeth at the right time of the day.

How to Help Your Child Brush


It is normal for children to hate bitter things, and some toothpaste can make children hate brushing their teeth. It is your job to make brushing enjoyable and less stressful for kids. One way to do this is by rewarding better brushing habits, going toothpaste shopping together, and making brushing part of the family routine. Almost all children learn from what their parents are doing. You can choose to brush your teeth together with your kids.
Also, do not forget to bring your kids for a dental checkup at our clinic. Our Pediatric dentist will provide you with more tips on introducing regular toothpaste to your child's brushing routine.
Margaret A. Boone, DMD
30485 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 203
Wilsonville, OR 97070

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