Tooth brushing is the most important thing your child will learn for good oral

health. However, many toothpastes & polishes can damage teeth or cause harm.

Primarily, many contain harsh abrasives, which can wear away young tooth enamel.

You should select  toothpaste for your child that has been recommended by the

American Dental Association and is age appropriate as shown on the box and tube.

It is important to teach children that they should spit out toothpaste to avoid ingesting

too much fluoride. Consumption of too much fluoride can result in a condition known

as fluorosis.

If your child is too young or unable to spit out toothpaste, consider using less than a “pea size” amount of toothpaste.

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