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
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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